The Heavenly Voice

List, to the gospel resounding

Translator: Andrew T. Frykman; Author: Nils Frykman (1900)
Tune: [List to the Gospel resounding]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. List to the Gospel resounding,
Beautiful message of love;
Jesus, in mercy abounding,
Calleth for you from above.

List to the heavenly voice
Tenderly urging your choice;
Yield to the love of your Savior,
Listen, believe and rejoice.

2. Why not, O why not, repenting,
Turn from your perilous course,
Ending in woe unrelenting,
Anguish, disgrace and remorse? [Refrain]

3. Life, like the dew of the morning,
Vanisheth quickly away;
Death bringeth sorrow and mourning,
Wailing forever and aye. [Refrain]

4. Touched by the Spirit so tender,
Calling as ever before,
Willingly, freely surrender,
Open, yes, open your door. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2252

Translator: Andrew T. Frykman

Born: August 8, 1875, Värmland, Sweden. Died: November 7, 1943, Rockford, Illinois. Buried: Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois. Son of hymnist Nils Frykman, Andrew was educated at North Park College and Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, and Montana Wesleyan University. He served as president of Northwestern College, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1901-04), then at Mission Covenant churches in Superior, Wisconsin; Jamestown, New York; Wausa, Nebraska; and Rockford, Illinois. In Rockford, he founded the first radio station in the city. In the last years of his career, Frykman served as the Covenant director of evangelism, retiring in 1943. Go to person page >

Author: Nils Frykman

Born: October 20, 1842, Sunne, Värmland, Sweden (birth name: Nils Larsson). Died: March 30, 1911, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Buried: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nils took the name Frykman after the region where he grew up, Fryksdalen. In 1868, he graduated from teachers’ college in Karlstad, and went on to teach in Grums, Norrköping, and Sunne. He preached in the church in Sunne, and around that time began to write hymns. Eventually, his texts were printed in the magazine Sanningsvittnet. However, Frykman’s work was not sanctioned by Sweden’s state church, and almost led to the loss of his job as a teacher. Eventually he did resign his position over a controversy about his children’s baptism by an independent prea… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: List, to the gospel resounding
Title: The Heavenly Voice
Swedish Title: Jesus dig kallar
Author: Nils Frykman (1900)
Translator: Andrew T. Frykman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: List, to the heavenly voice



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