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O the voice of tender mercy

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1 Oh, the voice of tender mercy,
Clear and full above the strife;
It is Jesus passing by me,
Hark! He speaks the word of life.

He is calling,—”Come to me!”
Lord, I gladly haste to Thee.

2 At His touch are sight and healing,
At His word the dead arise;
When He speaks, Himself revealing,
Ev’ry doubt before Him flies. [Chorus]

3 Lamb of God, His blood atoneth,—
He the perfect sacrifice;
Not a sin my soul bemoaneth,
But before His presence dies. [Chorus]

4 Son of God, He ever liveth,
Saves me to the uttermost!
And in Him my soul receiveth
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. [Chorus]

5 Blessèd sense of heaven within me,
Blessèd consciousness of love;
Blessèd resurrection glory,
Raised to sit with Christ above. [Chorus]

6 Oh the fulness of salvation!
Oh the broadness of His grace!
Oh the rapturous exaltation!
Oh the smiling of His face! [Chorus]

Source: Hymns of Consecration and Faith #236

Author: Francis Bottome

Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:— 1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364. 2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the voice of tender mercy
Author: Francis Bottome
Refrain First Line: He is calling, come to me
Copyright: Public Domain



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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #262

Full Salvation Hymnal #d136

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Hymns of Consecration and Faith #236

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