A voice by Jordan's shore

A voice by Jordan's shore

Author: Samuel Longfellow (1864)
Tune: ST. GEORGE (Gauntlett)
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 A voice by Jordan's shore,
A summons stern and clear:
"Reform; be just, and sin no more:
God's judgment draweth near!"

2 A voice by Galilee,
A holier voice I hear:
"Love God; thy neighbor love: for see
God's mercy draweth near!"

3 O voice of Duty, still
Speak forth: I hear with awe;
In Thee I own the sovereign will,
Obey the sovereign law.

4 Thy higher voice of Love,
Yet speak thy word in me;
Through duty let me upward move
To thy pure liberty.


The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Samuel Longfellow

Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >

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First Line: A voice by Jordan's shore
Author: Samuel Longfellow (1864)
Language: English



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