If I were a voice, a persuasive voice

If I were a voice, a persuasive voice

Author: Charles Mackay
Published in 33 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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]

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #86

Author: Charles Mackay

Charles Mackay, the well known writer, was born at Perth, 1814, and died Dec. 24, 1889. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: If I were a voice, a persuasive voice
Author: Charles Mackay
Refrain First Line: I would fly far away

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Instances

Instances (33)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A Service of Song: the Saving of Daddy #d3
Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: comprising a great variety of new music and hymns composed and written expressly for the Sabbath school: together with many of the best ... #16Image
Diadems: a collection of religious songs, new and old, for the church and Sunday school #211Image
Gems of Praise and Joyful Songs Combined #d15
Home Songs for Young Patriots #d16
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #28Image
Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d76
Inspiring Hymns #d132
Palmer's Sabbath School Songs: to which is added an extensive collection of standard and well-known Sunday school hymns #76aImage
Sacred Songs No. 2 #172ImageAudio
Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d75
Service Songs for Young People's Societies, Sunday Schools and Church Prayer Meetings #142Image
Song Sermons for General Use and Special Services #196Image
Songs of Praise and Devotion #d38
The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d36
The Baptist Praise Book #1247Image
The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #86TextImageAudio
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #19Image
The Golden Harp #d143
The Heavenly Choir: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of worship, congregational, church, prayer, praise, choir, Sunday school, and social meeings #64Image
The Missionary Triumph: being a collection of Songs suitable for all kinds of Missionary Serves #107Image
The Morning Star: a collection of new sacred songs, for the Sunday school, prayer meeting, and the social circle #97Image
The New Era of Song #d62
The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: containing every piece (music and words) of the golden chain, with abot third additional #16Image
The New Song: consisting of very choice notes of redemption, embracing new original,and also selcted songs, appropriate for prayer and revivial meetings #117Image
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #464Image
The Shining River: a collection of new music for Sunday schools #140Image
The White Ribbon Hymnal: or, Echoes of the Crusade #d48
Triumphant Songs No.2 #d98
Triumphant Songs No.4 a collection of gospel songs for sunday-schools, revivals, hymns of prayer and praise for devotional meetings #109Image
Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battlefield #d55
Winnowed Hymns: a collection of sacred songs, especially adapted for revivals, prayer and camp meetings #118Image
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #c10Image



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