The Voice of God Is Calling

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1 The voice of God is calling
to women and to men;
the voice once heard in Zion,
resounds on earth again:
whom shall I send to succor
my people in their need?
Whom shall I send to loosen
the bonds of shame and greed?

2 I hear my people crying
in slum and mine and mill;
no field or mart is silent,
no city street is still.
I see my people falling
in darkness and despair.
Whom shall I send to shatter
the fetters which they bear?

3 We heed, O God, your summons,
and answer: Here are we!
Send us upon your errand,
let us your servants be.
Our strength is dust and ashes,
our years a passing hour,
But you can use our weakness
to magnify your power.

4 From ease and plenty save us;
from pride of place absolve;
purge us of low desire;
lift us to high resolve;
take us, and make us holy;
teach us your will and way.
Speak, and behold! we answer;
command, and we obey!

Source: Chalice Hymnal #666

Author: John Haynes Holmes

Born: November 29, 1879, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: April 3, 1964, New York City. Buried: Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, New York City. Holmes graduated from Harvard University, Phi Beta Kappa. His grandfather, John Cummings Haynes, manager of the Oliver Ditson music publishing house, helped pay his Harvard tuition. Holmes was ordained in 1904, and became minister of the Unitarian Third Congregational Church, Dorchester, Massachusetts. In February 1907, he became junior minister at the Church of the Messiah in New York City. His works include: I Speak for Myself, 1959 Collected Hymns, 1960 --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: The voice of God is calling Its summons unto men
Title: The Voice of God Is Calling
Author: John Haynes Holmes (1913)
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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MEIRIONYDD

William Lloyd (b. Rhos Goch, Llaniestyn, Caernarvonshire, Wales, 1786; d. Caernarvonshire, 1852) composed MEIRIONYDD, which was first published in manuscript form with the name BERTH in Caniadau Seion (Songs of Zion, 1840, ed. R. Mills). The tune is named after the Welsh county Meirionydd in which L…

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Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #265
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