Sweet is the solemn voice that calls (Samuel Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-26)   CPDL #42098:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
Composer: Samuel Wesley
Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

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Original text and translations

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1  Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
the Christian to the house of prayer;
I love to stand within its walls,
For thou, O Lord, art present there.

2  I love to tread the hallowed courts
Where two or three for worship meet,
For thither Christ himself resorts,
And makes the little band complete.


3  'Tis sweet to raise the common song,
To join in holy praise and love
And imitate the blessed throng
That mingle hearts and songs above.

4  Within these wallsmay peace abound;
May all our hearts in one agree;
Where brethren meet, where Christ is found,
May peace and concord ever be.