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Hark! the Voice of Jesus Calling

Hark, the voice of Jesus calling Gently to us from His word

Author: E. R. Latta
Tune: [Hark, the voice of Jesus calling] (Ogden)
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: E. R. Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, the voice of Jesus calling Gently to us from His word
Title: Hark! the Voice of Jesus Calling
Author: E. R. Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are coming, blessed Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain

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New Joy Bells #42

New Silver Song #d32

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Songs of the Bible for the Sunday School #8

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