1 I hear a voice that comes from far,
From Calvary it sounds abroad;
It soothes my soul, and calms my fear;
It speaks of pardon bought with blood.
2 And is it true that many fly
The sound that bids my soul rejoice,
And rather choose in sin to die,
Than turn an ear to mercy’s voice?
3 Alas for those!the day is near
When mercy will be heard no more;
Then will they ask, in vain, to hear
The voice they would not hear before.
4 With such, I own, I once appear'd,
But now I know how great their loss;
For sweeter sounds were never heard
Than mercy utters from the cross.
Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #280
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|The Cyber Hymnal #2811||I Hear a Voice That Comes from Far||I hear a voice that comes from far||STIASTNY||Thomas Kelly||LM||In the second series of his <cite>Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture</cite>, 1806|