Sweet is the friendly voice that speaks

Sweet is the friendly voice that speaks

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 51 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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Author: Thomas Jervis

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

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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: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #279

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #213

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

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #460

General Baptist Hymn Book #d428

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #327

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #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: with tunes #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

The Christian Hymnal #d628

The Christian Hymnist #d495

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The Harp #459

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #493

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #493

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #451

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The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #113

The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d405

Universalist Hymn Book #d481

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #151

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