Scripture Verse

He doth send out His voice.@Psalm 68:33
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Henry W. Davies
(1869–1941)

Words: Jo­seph John­son, Dibs: A Sto­ry of Young Lon­don Life (at the start of chap­ter 4: Pro­mot­ed to the Choir), 1888. The words were pub­lished in School Hymns in 1891.

Music: Child­hood Hen­ry W. Da­vies, 1923 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a pho­to of John­son (or a bet­ter one of Da­vies), would you send us an e-mail?

Lyrics

God speaks to us in bird and song,
In winds that drift the clouds along,
Above the din and toil of wrong,
A melody of love.

God speaks to us in far and near,
In peace of home and friends most dear,
From the dim past and present clear,
A melody of love.

God speaks to us in darkest night,
By quiet ways through mornings bright,
When shadows fall with evening light,
A melody of love.

O Voice divine, speak Thou to me,
Beyond the earth, beyond the sea,
First let me hear, then sing to Thee,
A melody of love.