Scripture Verse

…a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:12


Peter H. Stryker

Words: Pe­ter H. Stryk­er, in the Am­er­i­can Sun­day School Hymn Book, new ed­it­ion (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Sun­day School Un­ion, 1860).

Music: Tré­sor Sam­u­el Mor­ris­on, Car­mi­na Cen­tum (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: J. M. Rus­sell, 1882), num­ber 60 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Samuel Morrison


I heard a voice, the sweetest voice
That ever mortal heard;
O how it made my heart rejoice,
And every feeling stirred!
’Twas Jesus spoke to me so mild;
He called me to His side,
And said, although with heart defiled,
I might in Him confide.

I saw His face, the fairest face
That ever mortal saw;
I longed the Savior to embrace,
From Him new life to draw.
Come unto Me, He kindly said,
And I will give thee rest;
The ransom-price I fully paid;
Repent! believe! be blest!

I felt His love, the strongest love
That mortal ever felt;
O, how it drew my soul above,
And made my hard heart melt!
My burden at His feet I laid,
And knew the joy of Heaven,
As in my willing ear He said
The blessèd word, Forgiv’n!