The Voice Divine

I heard a voice, ‘twas low and sweet

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [I heard a voice, 'twas low and sweet]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I heard a voice, ‘twas low and sweet,
It still’d each doubt, it hush’d each fear;
To Christ it led my wand’ring feet,
In Him I found a hope that’s dear.

Refrain:
O joy to know that Christ is mine!
His words of love I hear,
While He speaks to me in voice divine,
My life is fill’d with heav’nly cheer.

2 It comes to me from day to day,
This voice which makes my joys increase;
Its words of truth I must obey,
If I would walk in paths of peace. [Refrain]

3 The voice which speaks of love divine!
It fills my life with heav’nly cheer;
My heart is glad, for Christ is mine,
I fear no ill, for He is near. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #87

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I heard a voice, ‘twas low and sweet
Title: The Voice Divine
Author: Birdie Bell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O joy to know that Christ is mine
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Excelsior Hymnal #87

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