12057. Sweet Is the Solemn Voice That Calls

1 Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
The Christian to the house of prayer;
I love to stand within its walls,
For Thou, O Lord, art present there.

2 I love to tread the hallowed courts
Where two or three for worship meet;
For thither Christ Himself resorts,
And makes the little band complete.

3 ’Tis sweet to raise the common song,
To join in holy praise and love;
And imitate the blessèd throng
That mingle hearts and songs above.

4 Within these walls may peace abound,
May all our hearts in one agree!
Where brethren meet, where Christ is found,
May peace and concord ever be.

Text Information
First Line: Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
Title: Sweet Is the Solemn Voice That Calls
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Spirit of the Psalms, 1834
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: HAMRURG by Lowell Mason; LLEDROD, Welsh
Tune Information
Composer: Ralph Harrison (1784)
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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