The Messenger

I may hear His voice at morning

Author: Susannah Aldrich (1884)
Tune: SANCTUARY (Dykes)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 I may hear His voice at morning,
When the sky is softly bright,
And a flood of golden glory
Tinges every purple height;
Ere my hands begin the labor
Which belongeth to the day,
I may hear Him softly whisper,
Fold thy work and come away.

2 I may hear Him in the noontide,
When the reapers take their rest,
And the golden sheaves are lying
Prostrate on the earth’s warm breast;
In the overpowering brightness
Of the glorious midday sun,
He may come with shining sickle
And life’s work for me be done.

3 I may hear Him in the midnight,
As His voice of solemn cheer
Pierces through the mystic silence,
Whispering: Thy Guest is here;
Rise and climb the upper pathway
Where have walked the sons of God;
I, the Messenger, will lead thee
Safely where their feet have trod.

4 Since He may come in the morning,
At the noon or eventide,
I must have my garments ready,
And my lamp with oil supplied;
I must listen for His knocking,
I must rise and ope the gate,
For He comes to guide me safely
Where the angels for me wait.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7887

Author: Susannah Aldrich

This hymn and "Original hymn", as well as others, are found in Woman in Sacred Song, by Eva Munson Smith (Oakland, CA: Arthur E. Whitney, 1888  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I may hear His voice at morning
Title: The Messenger
Author: Susannah Aldrich (1884)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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