2819. I Hear Thy Welcome Voice

1. I hear Thy welcome voice
That calls me, Lord, to Thee,
For cleansing in Thy precious blood
That flowed on Calvary.

I am coming Lord!
Coming now to Thee!
Wash me, cleanse me in the blood
That flowed on Calvary!

2. Though coming weak and vile,
Thou dost my strength assure;
Thou dost my vileness fully cleanse,
Till spotless all, and pure. [Refrain]

3. ’Tis Jesus calls me on
To perfect faith and love,
To perfect hope and peace and trust,
For earth and Heav’n above. [Refrain]

4. ’Tis Jesus who confirms
The blessèd work within,
By adding grace to welcomed grace,
Where reigned the power of sin. [Refrain]

5. And He the witness gives
To loyal hearts and free
That every promise is fulfilled,
If faith but brings the plea. [Refrain]

6. All hail! atoning blood!
All hail! redeeming grace!
All hail! the gift of Christ our Lord,
Our Strength and Righteousness. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I hear Thy welcome voice
Title: I Hear Thy Welcome Voice
Author: Lewis Hartsough (1872)
Refrain First Line: I am coming Lord!
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: The words and mu­sic of this beau­ti­ful hymn were first pub­lished in a month­ly, en­ti­tled, "Guide to Ho­li­ness," a co­py of which was sent to me in Eng­land. I im­me­di­ate­ly adopt­ed it, and had it pub­lished in Sac­red Songs and So­los. It proved to be one of the most help­ful of the re­viv­al hymns, and was oft­en used as an in­vi­ta­tion hymn in Eng­land and Amer­i­ca. Sankey, pp. 161-2
Tune Information
Name: [I hear Thy welcome voice]
Composer: Lewis Hartsough (1872)
Incipit: 13532 11124 65351
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Hartsough wrote this song at a revival meeting in Epworth, Iowa.

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