Scripture Verse

He doth send out His voice. Psalm 68:33

Introduction

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Henry W. Davies
(1869–1941)

Words: Jo­seph John­son, Dibs: A Sto­ry of Young Lon­don Life (at the start of chap­ter 4: Pro­mot­ed to the Choir), 1888. Pub­lished in School Hymns in 1891.

Music: Child­hood Hen­ry W. Da­vies, 1923 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of John­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

God speaks to us in bird and song,
In winds that drift the clouds along,
Above the din and toil of wrong,
A melody of love.

God speaks to us in far and near,
In peace of home and friends most dear,
From the dim past and present clear,
A melody of love.

God speaks to us in darkest night,
By quiet ways through mornings bright,
When shadows fall with evening light,
A melody of love.

O Voice divine, speak Thou to me,
Beyond the earth, beyond the sea,
First let me hear, then sing to Thee,
A melody of love.