If I were a voice, a persuasive voice

If I were a voice, a persuasive voice

Author: Charles Mackay
Published in 33 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If I were a voice, A persuasive voice,
I could travel the wide world thro’,
I would fly on the gleam of the morning beam,
And tell men to be true.

Refrain:
I would fly
Far away
I'd point to the light,
Show sin's darksome night,
That men might take heed and be free.

2 If I were a voice, A consoling voice,
I would travel with wings of air;
And the dwellings of sorrow and guilt I'd seek,
To save men from despair. [Refrain]

3 If I were a voice, An immortal voice,
I would travel the earth around,
And wherever a man to his idols bow'd,
The gospel note I'd sound. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.4 #109

Author: Charles Mackay

Charles Mackay, the well known writer, was born at Perth, 1814, and died Dec. 24, 1889. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If I were a voice, a persuasive voice
Author: Charles Mackay
Refrain First Line: I would fly far away

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Instances

Instances (1 - 33 of 33)

A Service of Song: the Saving of Daddy #d3

Gems of Praise and Joyful Songs Combined #d15

Home Songs for Young Patriots #d16

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Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #28

Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d76

Inspiring Hymns #d132

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Sacred Songs No. 2 #172

Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d75

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Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #142

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Song Sermons for General Use and Special Services #196

Songs of Praise and Devotion #d38

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d36

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The Baptist Praise Book #1247

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The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #86

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #19

The Golden Harp #d143

The New Era of Song #d62

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The Shining River: a collection of new music for Sunday schools #140

The White Ribbon Hymnal: or, Echoes of the Crusade #d48

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #110

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #109

Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battlefield #d55

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