Sweet is the friendly voice that speaks

Sweet is the friendly voice that speaks

Author: Thomas Jervis
Published in 51 hymnals

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1 Sweet is the friendly voice which speaks
The words of life and peace;
Which bids the upright heart rejoice,
And sin and sorrow cease.

2 Thou, Lord! in mercy wilt regard
The humble and sincere;
Thou wilt with gracious eye behold
The penitential tear.

3 Thou canst restrain wild passion's sway,
The pow'r of vice control,
Restore bright reason's ray divine,
And purify the soul.

4 O God! from error turn my feet,
That I no more may stray;
And guide my steps direct and safe
In virtue's peaceful way.

5 Let me no more, with willful mind,
Thy righteousness laws offend.
Then shall I know nor guilt nor fear,
If thou be still my friend.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #245

Author: Thomas Jervis

Jervis, Thomas, son of a Presbyterian Minister of the same name, was born at Ipswich in 1748, and educated for the Ministry at Hoxton. In 1770 he was appointed classical and mathematical tutor at the Exeter Academy. From 1772 to 1783 he was tutor to the sons of the Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood, where Dr. Priestley was librarian. In the latter year Jervis succeeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Thomas's Southwark, moving in 1796, after the death of Dr. Kippis, to the Princes' St. Chapel, Westminster. From 1808 to 1818 he was minister at the Mill Hill Chapel, Leeds. After his retirement he lived in the neighbourhood of London, and died there in 1833. Jervis was one of the four editors of A Collection of Hymns & Psalms for Public & Private Worship, Londo… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #253Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #253Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #253TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #245TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #254Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #668Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXVPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #308Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #308Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #279Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #213Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #220Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #213Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #236Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #279Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #279Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #237Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #380Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #422Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #460Page Scan
General Baptist Hymn Book #d428
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #327Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #327Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #93Page Scan
Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d198
Hymns for the Sanctuary #434Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #483Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d273
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d130
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d607
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d382
The Christian Hymn Book #d557
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d559
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #366Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d628
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #265Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #82Page Scan
The Christian Hymnist #d495
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #392Page Scan
The Harp #459Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #93Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #93Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #279Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #493Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #493Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #451Page Scan
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #113Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d405
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #404Page Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d481
Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #151Page Scan



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