The Still, Small Voice

Listen to the still, small voice

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Listen to the “still, small voice”]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Listen to the “still, small voice,”
Soft as moon beams falling,
‘Tis the Holy Spirit speaks,
Gently, gently calling.

Hark! from heaven falling,
To thy soul now calling,
‘Tis a voice of mercy
Calls in love to thee.

2 Calling thee from self and sin,
And false, worldly pleasures,
To the life that’s “hid with Christ,”
To eternal treasures. [Refrain]

3 Calling thee to nobler aims,
And a true endeavor,
To a blessed fellowship
With Thy Lord forever. [Refrain]

Source: Give Thanks and Sing: for use in all religious meetings #79

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Listen to the still, small voice
Title: The Still, Small Voice
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hark, from heaven falling
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Give Thanks and Sing, for Religious Meetings #d61

Give Thanks and Sing; for Religious Meetings #d94

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