You now must hear my voice no moreAuthor: William Robertson
Tune: ST. PAUL (Chalmers' Collection)
Published in 8 hymnals
You now must hear my voice no more;
my Father calls me home;
But soon from heav’n the Holy Ghost,
your Comforter, shall come.
That heav’nly Teacher, sent from God,
shall your whole soul inspire;
Your minds shall fill with sacred truth,
your hearts with sacred fire.
Peace is the gift I leave with you;
my peace to you bequeath;
Peace that shall comfort you through life,
and cheer your souls in death.
I give not as the world bestows,
with promise false and vain;
Nor cares, nor fears, shall wound the heart
in which my words remain.
You now must hear my voice no more. W. Robertson. [Ascensiontide.] First appeared as No. 15 in the Draft Scottish Translations and Paraphrases, 1745, as a version of John xiv., 25-29, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and slightly altered in the revised edition issued in 1751. In the Draft of 1781 it was included as No. 43, considerably altered, and with stanzas v., vi. omitted. In the public worship edition of the Translations & Paraphrases, issued in that year by the Church of Scotland and still in use, stanza ii. was rewritten, and stanza i., line 3, stanza iii., line 1, were altered from the Draft. In the markings by the eldest daughter of W. Cameron the original is ascribed to Robertson, and the alterations in 1781 to Cameron. The revised text of 1781 is included in the English Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns, 1867, and a few other modern hymnals. (Compare the version of the same passage of Holy Scripture "Peace—it was our Saviour's blessing," No. 73, in Miss Leeson's Translations and Paraphrases for Congregational Singing, 1853.) [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d186||You now must hear my voice no more||William Robertson||1796|
|A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d780||You now must hear my voice no more||William Robertson||1816|
|Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #205||You now must hear my voice no more||1838|
|Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #205||You now must hear my voice no more||William Robertson||1842|
|Hymns of the Christian Centuries #154||You now must hear My voice no more||W. Robertson||1903||From the Scottish Psalter|
|Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R43||John 14:25-28: You now must hear my voice no more||You now must hear my voice no more||8,6,8,6||John 14:25-28||1800|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #106||You now must hear My voice no more||ST. PAUL||Wm. Robertson||C.M.||John 14:27||1897||God: His Attributes, Works and Word | The Holy Spirit|
|The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #106||You now must hear My voice no more||Wm. Robertson||1915|