Sweet is the friendly voice that speaks

Sweet is the friendly voice that speaks

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 52 hymnals

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1 Sweet is the friendly voice which speaks
The words of life and peace;
Which bids the upright heart rejoice,
And sin and sorrow cease.

2 Thou, Lord! in mercy wilt regard
The humble and sincere;
Thou wilt with gracious eye behold
The penitential tear.

3 Thou canst restrain wild passion's sway,
The pow'r of vice control,
Restore bright reason's ray divine,
And purify the soul.

4 O God! from error turn my feet,
That I no more may stray;
And guide my steps direct and safe
In virtue's peaceful way.

5 Let me no more, with willful mind,
Thy righteousness laws offend.
Then shall I know nor guilt nor fear,
If thou be still my friend.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #245

Author: Thomas Jervis

Jervis, Thomas, son of a Presbyterian Minister of the same name, was born at Ipswich in 1748, and educated for the Ministry at Hoxton. In 1770 he was appointed classical and mathematical tutor at the Exeter Academy. From 1772 to 1783 he was tutor to the sons of the Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood, where Dr. Priestley was librarian. In the latter year Jervis succeeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Thomas's Southwark, moving in 1796, after the death of Dr. Kippis, to the Princes' St. Chapel, Westminster. From 1808 to 1818 he was minister at the Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. After his retirement he lived in the neighbourhood of London, and died there in 1833. Jervis was one of the four editors of A Collection of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Private Worship, Londo… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sweet is the friendly voice that speaks
Author: Thomas Jervis

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #253

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #253

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #253

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #245

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #254

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #668

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #308

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #279

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #213

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #236

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #279

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #279

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #380

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Christian Hymns #422

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Church Harmonies #460

General Baptist Hymn Book #d428

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #327

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #327

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Hymns for Public Worship #93

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d198

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #434

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #483

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d273

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d130

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d607

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d382

The Christian Hymn Book #d557

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d559

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The Christian Hymn Book #366

The Christian Hymnal #d628

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The Christian Hymnal #265

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The Christian hymnal #82

The Christian Hymnist #d495

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The Christian Psalmist #392

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The Harp #459

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a459

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #93

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #93

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The Psalmist #493

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The Psalmist #493

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The Psalmody #451

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The Social Psalmist #113

The Universalist Hymn Book #d405

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #404

Universalist Hymn Book #d481

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #151

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