Christ My Song - 1441
Sweet were the sounds that reached our ears - Sweet sounds
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"I will sing of mercy." (Psalm 101,1)
1. Sweet were the sounds that reached our ears,
when mercy raised her heav'nly voice;
'twas mercy that dispelled our fears,
and bade our souls in hope rejoice.
2. All other sounds discordant seem,
compared with mercy's heav'nly song;
so sweet and joyful is the theme,
it bears our willing souls along.
3. O may we never cease to hear
the voice that gives our conscience rest,
that dissipates our guilty fear,
and tells us we are truly blessed.
4. May mercy still remove our fear,
and bind our souls with cords of love;
mercy that soothes our sorrows here,
and gives us hope of joys above.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 648. Title added.