The Voice Within

The still small voice that speaks within

Author: Frances Fagan
Published in 14 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The still small voice that speaks within
I hear it when, at play,
I speak the loud and angry word
That drives my friend away.

The voice within, the voice within,
Oh may I have a care;
It speaks to warn from every sin,
And God has placed it there.

2 If falsehood whispers to my heart
To tell a coward lie,
To hide some careless thing I’ve done,
I heard the sad voice sigh. [Refrain]

3 If selfishness would bid me keep
What I should gladly share,
I hear again the inner voice,
And then with shame forbear. [Refrain]

4 I thank Thee, Father, for this friend,
Whom I would always heed;
O may I hear its slightest tone
In every time of need. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12278

Author: Frances Fagan

Fagan, Frances. In The Sunny Side, N.Y., 1875, two hymns which have come into use in Great Britain are signed "Fanny Fagan." These are:— 1. Mine be the tongue that always shrinks. Kindness. 2. The still small voice that speaks within. Conscience. Miss Fagan was a Sunday School Teacher in connection with Dr. W. H. Furness's Church at Philadelphia. Her hymns appeared in her Hymns for the Sunday School of the First Congregational Unitarian Church, Phila., 1866. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The still small voice that speaks within
Title: The Voice Within
Author: Frances Fagan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The voice within
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12278
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The Cyber Hymnal #12278

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