Our Savior's voice is soft and sweet

Our Savior's voice is soft and sweet

Author: Elizabeth Parson
Tune: EVAN (Havergal)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Our Saviour's voice is soft and sweet,
When, bending from above,
He bids us gather round His feet,
And calls us by His love.

2 He leads to heav'n where angels dwell,
He saves from endless woe;
Our lips, our lives, can never tell
How much to Christ we owe.

3 But while our youthful hearts rejoice,
That thus He bids us come,
Jesus, we cry with pleading voice,
Bring heathen wand'rers home.

4 They never heard the Saviour's name,
They have not learnt His way,
They do not know His grace who came
To take their sins away.

5 Dear Saviour, let the joyful sound,
In distant lands be heard;
And oh, wherever sin is found,
Send forth Thy pard'ning word.

6 And if our lips may breathe the pray'r,
Tho' raised in trembling fear,
Oh, let Thy pow'r our hearts prepare,
And choose some heralds here.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #407

Author: Elizabeth Parson

Parson, Elizabeth, nee Hooker, daughter of the Rev. W. Rooker (for nearly fifty years Congregational Minister at Tavistock), was born at Tavistock, June 5, 1812, and married in 1844 to Mr. T. Edgecombe Parson. She died at Plymouth in 1873. Previous to her marriage (from 1840 to 1844) Mrs. Parson conducted a class for young men and women in the vestry of her father's chapel on Sunday evenings, and to which was given the name of the “Willing Class," because those who came, came "willingly." For this class she wrote from 1840 to 1844 several hymns, some of which came into use through various collections including the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, and others at a later date. A few years ago 18 of these hymns were collected, and printed for pr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our Savior's voice is soft and sweet
Author: Elizabeth Parson
Copyright: Public Domain


EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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