I hear thy voice, within the silence speaking

I hear thy voice, within the silence speaking

Author: Marion Franklin Ham
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1. I hear Thy voice, within the silence speaking;
Above earth’s din it rises, calm and clear;
Whatever goal my wayward will is seeking,
Its whispered message tells me Thou art near.

2. When evil reigns, life’s darker depths revealing,
And all the good seem sadly marred by wrong,
Amidst the discord, like sweet music stealing,
Thy voice, abiding, fills my soul with song.

3. O living voice, within the silence calling,
My spirit answers, wheresoe’er I roam;
Through life’s brief day still keep my feet from falling,
And lead me, through the evening shadows, home.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2818

Author: Marion Franklin Ham

Born: February 18, 1867, Harveysburg, Ohio. Died: July 23, 1956, Arlington, Massachusetts. Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ham began his career as a journalist and bank clerk in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ordained a Unitarian minister in 1898, he pastored in Chattanooga (1898-1904); at the First Church in Dallas, Texas (1904-09); and in Reading (1909-34), Waverly (1934-42), and Gardner, Massachusetts (1943-45). The Meadville Theological School in Chicago, Illinois, awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1942, the year he retired. Ham’s works include: The Golden Shuttle, 1896 The Kinchin Stories, 1914 Songs of the Spirit, 1932 Songs of Faith and Hope, 1940 O Mother-Heart, 1941… Go to person page >

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Author: Marion Franklin Ham

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