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The crown of glory

I hear a sweet voice that floats

Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Tune: [I hear a sweet voice that floats down from above]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I hear a sweet voice that floats down from above,
It sounds like the voice of a friend that I love;
It bids me be watchful and faithful and bold,
For I fight for a crown more precious than gold.

For a crown, for a crown, for a crown I fight,
With Christ as my leader, my strength and my light;
For a crown, for a crown, for a crown I fight,
With Christ as my leader, my strength and my light.

2 It whispers, Oh, solders! yield not to despair,
For Jesus is with you wherever you are;
His grace will enable you, surely, to win,
In fighting the battle with error and sin. [Refrain]

3 The clouds may surround me and darken my way,
And shut from my bosom the sunshine of day;
But Christ in the gloom of the night will appear,
And turn into gladness my anguish and fear. [Refrain]

4 The foes that assail me stand forth in their pride,
Within and around me on every side;
But armed and equipped by my King, I am strong,
And know that, in battle, I’ll vanquish the wrong. [Refrain]

5 God’s battle will win at the last, I am sure,
Though long the great conflict with sin may endure,
His power, and justice and love will unite,
To brighten the earth with the triumphs of right. [Refrain]

Source: The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #4

Author: Edwin H. Nevin

Nevin, Edwin Henry, D.D., son of Major David Nevin, was born at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1814. He graduated in Arts at Jefferson College, 1833; and in Theology at Princeton Seminary, in 1836. He held several pastorates as a Presbyterian Minister from 1836 to 1857; then as a Congregational Minister from 1857 to 1868; and then, after a rest of six years through ill health, as a Minister of the Reformed Church, first at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and then in Philadelphia. Dr. Nevin is the author of several hymns, the more important of which are:— 1. Always with me [us], always with [us] me. Jesus always present. 2. Come up hither, come away. Invitation Heavenward. 3. Happy, Saviour, would I be. Trust. This is given in t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I hear a sweet voice that floats
Title: The crown of glory
Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Refrain First Line: For a crown, for a crown I fight


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11346

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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