86. If If Were a Voice

1 If I were a voice, a persuasive voice,
That could travel this wide world through,
I would fly on the beams of the morning light,
I would speak to men with a gentle might,
I'd tell them to be true.
I would fly, I would fly, over land and sea,
Wherever a human heart could be;
Telling a tale, or singing a song,
In praise of the right, or in blame of the wrong.

Refrain:
I would fly, I would fly,
I would fly, I would fly,
I would fly over land and sea.

2 If I were a voice, a consoling voice,
I would fly on the wings of the air;
The homes of sorrow and guilt I'd seek,
And calm and truthful words I'd speak,
To save them from despair.
I would fly, I would fly, o'er the crowded town,
I'd drop, like the happy sunbeam, down
Into the hearts of suffering men,
I'd teach them to look up again. [Refrain]

3 If I were a voice, an immortal voice,
That could travel this wide world round;
Wherever man to his idols bowed,
I'd publish, in notes both long and loud,
The gospel's joyful sound.
I would fly, I would fly, on the wings of day,
Proclaiming peace on my world-wide way;
Bidding this saddened earth rejoice,
If I were a voice, an immortal voice. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: If I were a voice, a persuasive voice
Title: If If Were a Voice
Publication Date: 1883
Scripture: Galatians 6:10
Refrain First Line: I would fly, I would fly
Tune Information
Name: [If I were a voice] (Shaw)
Composer: Knowles Shaw



Media
MIDI file: MIDI




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