Tread Softly

Be silent, be silent, a whisper is heard

Author: Fanny Crosby
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 Be silent, be silent,
A whisper is heard,
Be silent, and listen,
Oh, treasure each word!

Tread softly, tread softly,
The Master is here,
Tread softly, tread softly,
He bids us draw near.

2 Be silent, be silent,
For holy this place,
This altar that echoes
The message of grace. [Refrain]

3 Be silent, be silent,
Breathe humbly our prayer,
A foretaste of Eden
This moment we share. [Refrain]

4 Be silent, be silent,
His mercy record,
Be silent, be silent
And wait on the Lord. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became… Go to person page >

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First Line: Be silent, be silent, a whisper is heard
Title: Tread Softly
Author: Fanny Crosby
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tread softly, tread softly, the Master is here



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