Hear the Gentle Voice of Jesus

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1 Hear the gentle voice of Jesus
Calling as of old,
Weary ones and heavy-laden
To the shelter of His fold.

He will not fail thee,
He will heed thy cry;
Listen to His precious promise,
"I will guide thee with Mine eye."

2 Never, never be discouraged,
Tho' the shadows lie
Darkly o'er the path before thee;
He will guide thee with His eye. [Chorus]

3 Take your burdens all to Jesus,
Cast on Him your care;
He will guide you and protect you,
All the time and ev'rywhere. [Chorus]

4 Vain and empty sinful pleasures
Soon shall reach their end:
Jesus is a fadeless Treasure!
Jesus is a changeless Friend! [Chorus]

Source: Lutherförbundets Sångbok #E140

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the gentle voice of Jesus
Title: Hear the Gentle Voice of Jesus
Author: Flora Kirkland
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He will not fail thee
Copyright: Public Domain



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Lutherförbundets Sångbok #E140

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Sunday School Hymns No. 1 #47

The Luther League Hymn Book #d50

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