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The Sweet Voice

When the roses of youth all their beauty display

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [When the roses of youth all their beauty display]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. When the roses of youth all their beauty display,
And the world seems as bright as a glad summer day,
When our hearts are as happy as happy can be,
There’s a sweet voice that whispers, O come unto Me.

Softly and low, softly and low,
Telling of rest in its love-breathing tones;
Softly and low, softly and low,
Savior, dear Savior, that voice is Thine own.

2. When we gather with friends in the temple of prayer,
And the eye of our Father looks down on us there;
When we mingle our voices with hearts glad and free,
Still the call is repeated, O come unto Me. [Refrain]

3. Let us come in our youth, and as long as we live,
Our affection, our worship, to Jesus we’ll give;
Then, whatever our trials or conflicts may be,
Still that sweet voice will whisper, O come unto Me. [Refrain]

4. When the springtime is over, and summer is past,
When the snowflakes around us are falling at last,
To the spirit how joyful the message will be!
Come and rest you forever in glory with Me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6430

Author: Fanny Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: When the roses of youth all their beauty display
Title: The Sweet Voice
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Softly and low, softly and low
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #6430

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