I hear a sound [voice] that comes from far. T. Kelly. [The Voice of Mercy.] Published in the 2nd edition of his Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture, 1806, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines (ed. 1853, No. 327). It is usually given in an abbreviated form, and sometimes as, "I hear a voice that comes from far," as in Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, N. Y., 1872, &c.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #284||I hear a sound that comes from far||Thomas Kelly||1831|
|Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d463||I hear a sound that comes from far||Thomas Kelly||1833|
|Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #113||I hear a sound that comes from far||1838|
|Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d439||I hear a sound that comes from far||Thomas Kelly||1832|