I heard a voice so softly [gently] calling

I heard a voice so softly [gently] calling

Author: Agnes M. Heathcote
Published in 3 hymnals

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I HEARD a voice so gently calling:
Take up thy cross and follow me.
A tempest on my heart was falling,
A living cross this was to be;
I struggled sore, I struggled vainly,
No other light my eyes could see.

Refrain:
I’ll follow thee, of life the giver,
I’ll follow thee, suffering redeemer,
I’ll follow thee, deny thee never,
By thy grace I’ll follow thee.

2 I heard his voice unto me saying:
Take up thy cross and follow me.
My heart is thine now thee obeying,
Speak all thy will, dear Lord, to me.
Make weakness strength, thy power now give me,
And from this hour I’ll follow thee.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #490

Author: Agnes M. Heathcote

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First Line: I heard a voice so softly [gently] calling
Author: Agnes M. Heathcote
Refrain First Line: I'll follow thee, of life the giver

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #490

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