To us the voice of Wisdom cries,
Hearken, ye children, and be wise;
Better than gold the fruit I bear,
Rubies to me may not compare,
Happy the man who daily waits
To hear me, watching at my gates;
Wretched is he who scorns my voice,
Death and destruction are his choice.
To them that love me I am kind;
And those who seek me early find;
My Son, give me thine heart,--and learn
Wisdom from folly to discern.
The Lord possess'd me, ere of old,
His hand the firmament unroll'd;
Before He bade the mountains stand,
Or pour'd the ocean round the land.
Rejoicing then before his throne,
From everlasting I was known;
Rejoicing still, as in His sight,
With men on earth is my delight.
Mark, the beginning of my law,
--Fear ye the Lord with sacred awe;
Mark the fulfilment of the whole,
Love ye the Lord with all your soul.
We hear, we learn; may we obey;
Jesus, the life, the truth, the way,
Wisdom and righteousness, we see,
Grace and salvation all in Thee.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #918||To us the voice of wisdom cries||To us the voice of wisdom cries||1839|
|A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #646||To us the voice of wisdom cries||To us the voice of wisdom cries||Montgomery||1831|
|Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #684||To us the voice of wisdom cries||To us the voice of wisdom cries||1838|
|Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #684||To us the voice of wisdom cries||To us the voice of wisdom cries||Montgomery||1842|
|Manual of Devotion: or religious exercises for the morning and evening of each day of the month, for the use of schools and private families #47||To us the voice of wisdom cries||To us the voice of wisdom cries||L. M.||1855||Heavenly Wisdom | Source of Wisdom|
|Sacred Poems and Hymns #29||To us the voice of Wisdom cries||To us the voice of Wisdom cries||James Montgomery||126.96.36.199||Proverbs 8||1854|
|The Chorister, and School Harmonist, 1st ed. #d136||To us the voice of wisdom cries||To us the voice of wisdom cries||James Mongtomery||1852|