Scripture Verse

A still small voice. 1 Kings 19:12


Words: Fran­ces Fa­gan, 1866.

Music: The Gold­en Rule Zim­mer­man, 1869 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Zim­mer­man’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Fa­gan, would you ?


The still small voice that speaks within
I hear it when, at play,
I speak the loud and angry word
That drives my friend away.


The voice within, the voice within,
Oh may I have a care;
It speaks to warn from every sin,
And God has placed it there.

If falsehood whispers to my heart
To tell a coward lie,
To hide some careless thing I’ve done,
I heard the sad voice sigh.


If selfishness would bid me keep
What I should gladly share,
I hear again the inner voice,
And then with shame forbear.


I thank Thee, Father, for this friend,
Whom I would always heed;
O may I hear its slightest tone
In every time of need.