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List to the Voice

Representative Text

1 List to the voice of the Savior
Coming from heaven above,
Filled with a message so tender,
Filled with a message of love;
Softly it speaks to the weary,
Tenderly speaks to the sad;
Turning their night into morning,
Making the lonely heart glad.

List to the voice,
O how tender and sweet,
Calling you home
Where the ransomed shall meet.

2 List to the voice of the Savior
Calling the weary, opprest,
Lovingly, tenderly pleading,
“Come, and I will give you rest.”
Come with your grief and your sorrow,
Come with your burden of sin;
Trust in the blessed Redeemer,
Life everlasting you’ll win. [Refrain]

3 List to the voice of the Savior
Calling to you and to me,
Calling us over the tumult,
Calling us over the sea;
Go, for the lost ones are straying,
Far from the Savior they roam;
“Go in the byways and hedges”
Bringing the wanderers home. [Refrain]

Source: The Modern Hymnal #448

Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh) ----- Son of James Calvin McKinney and Martha Annis Heflin McKinney, B . B. attended Mount Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana; the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; the Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (BM.1922); and the Bush Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Oklahoma Baptist University awarded him an honorary MusD degree in 1942. McKinney served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman company in Dallas, Texas (1918–35). In 1919, after several months in the army, McKinney returned to Fort Wor… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: List to the voice of the Savior coming from heaven above
Title: List to the Voice
Author: Baylus Benjamin McKinney
Language: English
Refrain First Line: List to the voice, O how tender and sweet
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

50 Sacred Favorites #27a

Coleman's Songs for Men #d71

Gospel Melodies #d124

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Harvest Hymns #234

Jehovah's Praise #d117

Leading Hymns #d83

Majestic Hymns #d138

Precious Hymns #d128

Service Songs #d132

The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d197

The Little Evangel #d46

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The Modern Hymnal #448

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