Prepare Thy God to Meet

On every side a voice I hear

Author: H. H. McGranahan
Tune: MELBOURNE (McGranahan)
Published in 19 hymnals

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1. On every side a voice I hear
That louder speaketh year by year,
A voice I dare not lightly treat,
Prepare, prepare thy God to meet.

2. The falling leaf, the fading flower,
The sinking sun at evening’s hour
All evermore to me repeat,
Prepare, prepare thy God to meet.

3. The funeral train, the tolling bell,
The grave, where, dying, I must dwell,
My aching heart speaks with each beat,
Prepare, prepare thy God to meet.

4. Where’er I turn, whate’er I do,
This warning message thrills me thro’,
In silent hall, or noisy street,
Prepare, prepare thy God to meet.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5669

Author: H. H. McGranahan

Hugh Henry McGranahan USA 1854-1931. Born at Jamestown, PA, nephew of James McGranahan, gospel hymnist, he studied music under hymnists, George Root, and Horatio Palmer, and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. He married Grace McKinley, and they had two sons: Joseph and James. He became an editor and author. His most widely held publications include: “The juvenile class and concert” (1882,1895), “The choral class book” (1898), “Hymn and Psalm selections compiled” (1914), “Glad praises” (1914), and “Select temperance songs, new and old” (1915). He began his career directing musical institute conventions and later had charge of church choral unions in New York, NY, and Philadelphia, PA. He also h… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On every side a voice I hear
Title: Prepare Thy God to Meet
Author: H. H. McGranahan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Prepare thy God to meet
Copyright: Public Domain



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