The Still, Small, Holy Voice

There is a mother's voice of love To hush her little child

Author: Minot Judson Savage
Tune: FROME (32343)
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 There is a mother's voice of love
To hush her little child;
There is a father's voice of praise,
So earnest and so mild.

2 But there is yet another voice,
That speaks in gentlest tone--
I think that we can hear it best
When we are quite alone.

3 It is a still, small, holy voice,
The voice of God most high,
That whispers always in our heart,
And says that He is by.

4 The voice will blame us when we're wrong,
And praise us when we're right;
We hear it in the light of day,
And in the quiet night.

5 And even they whose ears are deaf
To every other sound--
When they have listened in their hearts
The still small voice have found.

6 And they have felt that God is good,
And thanked Him for the voice
That told them what was right and true,
And made their hearts rejoice.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #267

Author: Minot Judson Savage

Savage, Minot Judson, D.D., was born at Norridgewock, Maine, June 10, 1841, and educated at Bangor Seminary, where he graduated in 1864. From 1867 to 1873 he was a Congregational Minister, and then he joined the Unitarians, and has now (1900) a charge in Boston. He has published several works, including Poems, Boston, 1882. He also edited, with H. M. Dow, Sacred Songs for Public Worship, Boston, 1883, to which he contributed 46 original hymns. In hymnals other than this, of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. Dost thou hear the bugle sounding. Consecration to Duty. 2. Father, we would not dare to change Thy purpose, &C. Prayer. 3. 0 God Whose law is in the sky.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a mother's voice of love To hush her little child
Title: The Still, Small, Holy Voice
Author: Minot Judson Savage
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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A Book of Song and Service #112

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A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #437

Songs of Praise and Prayer #d301

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Songs of Praise and Prayer #283

The Carol #d200

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #437

Universal Hymns #74

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Voices of Praise #267

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