Scripture Verse

A voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My beloved Son: hear Him. Mark 9:7


Joseph Proud (1745–1826)

Words: Jo­seph Proud (1745–1826).

Music: Ma­no­ah Gio­achi­no A. Ros­si­ni (1792–1868). Ar­ranged by Hen­ry W. Grea­to­rex in Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic, 1851 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten,

Gioachino A. Rossini (1792–1868)


I love the voice di­vine that speaks
The words of life and peace,
That bids the pe­ni­tent re­joice,
And sin and sor­row cease.

No heal­ing balm on earth like this,
Can cheer the con­trite heart;
No flat­ter­ing dreams of earth­ly bliss
Such pure de­light im­part.

How mer­ci­ful and kind Thou art
Thy good­ness to re­veal;
Bind up, O Lord, the brok­en heart,
The wound­ed spir­it heal.

Let Thy bright pre­sence, Lord, re­store
Peace to the anx­ious breast;
Conduct me in the path that leads
To ev­er­last­ing rest.