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Hymn: I hear the voice of singing (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: I hear the voice of singing

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 7s and 6s


Hymn Number: 191

Page Number: 211, click to see hymnal pages


I HEAR the voice of singing 

Among the waving trees;

Its echoes still are ringing

In every playful breeze;

The bud its leaves extending-

The dew-drop in its cell;

Their equal beauties blending,

The song of praise to swell.

The brooks with murmuring voices,

Pour forth their noisy lays;

And every thing rejoices

To sing Jehovah's praise;

On every cloud it lingers,

And thunders back in fire,

And winds with breezy fingers,

Awake the sleeping lyre.

The summer's cloud unfolding

Its misty scarf of air,

Which mountain hands are holding

To veil the sunset fair;

Whose golden rays ascending,

Gleam up the western sky,

And point the one offending

To mercy's bow on high.

Then let each heart with gladness

Employ the circling year,

To banish every sadness,

And drooping hearts to cheer;

And when our years are ended,

And silent are our lays,

Then may our notes be blended

In everlasting praise.