2811. I Hear a Voice That Comes from Far

1. I hear a voice that comes from far;
From Calvary it sounds abroad;
It soothes my soul, and calms my fear;
It speaks of pardon bought with blood.

2. And is it true, that many fly
The sound that bids my soul rejoice;
And rather choose in sin to die,
Than turn an ear to mercy’s voice!

3. Alas for those! The day is near,
When mercy will be heard no more;
Then will they ask in vain to hear
The voice they would not hear before.

4. With such, I own, I once appeared,
But now I know how great their loss;
For sweeter sounds were never heard
Than mercy utters from the cross.

5. But let me not forget to own,
That if I differ aught from those,
’Tis due to sovereign grace alone,
That oft selects its proudest foes.

Text Information
First Line: I hear a voice that comes from far
Title: I Hear a Voice That Comes from Far
Author: Thomas Kelly (1806)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: In the second series of his Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture, 1806
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Stiastny (1868, arr.)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51343 21513 21765
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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