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On every side a voice I hear

On every side a voice I hear

Author: H. H. McGranahan
Tune: MELBOURNE (McGranahan)
Published in 15 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, 1854-1931 Born: June 3, 1854, Jamestown, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: No­vem­ber 14, 1931, James­town, Penn­syl­van­ia. Nephew of hymn­ist James Mc­Gran­ah­an (and some­times con­fused with his un­cle of the same name, who lived 1825-1899), Hugh stu­died mu­sic under George Root & Ho­ra­tio Palm­er, & at the New England Conservatory of Music in Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts. His ca­reer start­ed by di­rect­ing mu­sic­al in­sti­tute con­ven­tions. He lat­er had charge of church chor­al un­ions in New York and Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, and head­ed the Mu­sic De­part­ment at Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go for five years. Af­ter leav­ing the mu­sic­al… Go to person page >

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First Line: On every side a voice I hear
Author: H. H. McGranahan



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