Scripture Verse

He doth send out His voice. Psalm 68:33


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. Pub­lished in School Hymns in 1891.

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of John­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.