Loyal to thee

Hearing thy gentle voice bidding me come

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Hearing thy gentle voice bidding me come]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hearing Thy gentle voice
Bidding me come,
Led by Thy loving hand
Still nearer home,
Kept by Thy grace so free,
Thus will I ever be
Loyal, dear Lord, to Thee,
Loyal to Thee.

Refrain:
Thou who dost care for me,
Give me more love for Thee,
So shall I ever be Loyal to Thee.

2 When foes are pressing hard
On ev’ry side,
Even the deepest sea
Thou wilt divide.
I shall pass over free,
Shouting the victory,
Loyal, dear Lord, to Thee,
Loyal to Thee. [Refrain]

3 While Thou shalt give me breath
My voice I'll raise,
To worship and adore
Thy wondrous ways.
Trusting alone in Thee,
Whate'er Thou sendest me,
Loyal, dear Lord, to Thee,
Loyal to Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #16

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hearing thy gentle voice bidding me come
Title: Loyal to thee
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Thou who dost care for me
Copyright: Public Domain

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Alleluia #229

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Elmhurst Hymnal #151

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Gloria #110

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Hymns of the Kingdom #16

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World-Wide Hosannas #101

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