I Hear Thy Welcome Voice

Representative Text

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 heaven above. (Refrain)

Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #217

Author: Lewis Hartsough

Hartsough, Lewis, was born at Ithaca, New York, Aug. 31, 1823. Of his hymns the following are in common use:—- 1. I hear Thy welcome voice. The Divine Invitation. 2. In the rifted Rock I'm resting. Safety in Jesus. 3. Lead me to the Rock that's higher. Safety in Jesus. 4. O who'll stand up for Jesus? All for Jesus Nos. 1-3 are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878 (1 and 3 with music by Hartsough). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I hear Thy welcome voice
Title: I Hear Thy Welcome Voice
Author: Lewis Hartsough (1872)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I am coming, Lord
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Yo escucho, buen Jesús" by Juan Bautista Cabrera Ivars; Swahili translation: See "Nasikia Kwitwa"
Copyright: Public Domain



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