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Sweet voices are calling thy soul away

Sweet voices are calling thy soul away

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Sweet voices are calling thy soul away]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sweet voices are calling thy soul away—
Away from the paths of sin;
Then linger and list to the words they say—
Those voices that speak within.

“Come away from the follies that rend thy soul,
From the struggle that ne’er will cease;
Come away to the life that is sweet and whole,
Come away to the Hills of Peace.”

2 The mother that girded thy soul with pray’r,
And said to thy heart, “Be strong,”
She tenderly pleads with a mother’s care,
“Turn back from the paths of wrong.” [Refrain]

3 The loved ones who dwell with the saints in light,
Still speak, if thou wilt but hear;
From heavenly places they call tonight—
Those loved ones, forever dear. [Refrain]

4 The Savior who died that thou might’st be freed
Is speaking in accents plain,
His sorrowful question wilt thou not need,
“For thee have I died in vain?” [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #80

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweet voices are calling thy soul away
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Refrain First Line: Come away from the follies



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Calvary's Praises #80

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The King of Glory #80

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