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Stranger Voices

Stranger voices oft I hear

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Stranger voices oft I hear]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Stranger voices oft I hear,
Calling, softly calling;
Earthly music on my ear
Falling, sweetly falling;
Sweeter far those accents mild,
Fraught with Jesus’ blessing,
When He owns me for His child,
Peace my soul possessing.

2 Strange the forms I sometimes see
At the portal knocking;
They my guests would gladly be,—
I my heart unlocking;
But the Fairest of the fair
Fills my lowly dwelling;
In His love I daily share,
Joy my bosom swelling.

3 Earthly good my soul has tried,
Oft with pleasure ‘luring,
If I’ll only turn aside,
There my all securing;
But I seek a city fair,
Home and rest expecting,
When its glories I shall share,
And its grace reflecting.


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #234a

Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Stranger voices oft I hear
Title: Stranger Voices
Author: Mrs. E. C. Ellsworth

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d115

TextAudioPage Scan

Gospel Praise Book. #234a

The Gem of Gems #d132

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