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Hymn score of: Keep silence, God is speaking - The Still Small Voice (Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Keep silence, God is speaking - The Still Small Voice
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The Still Small Voice.

1. Keep silence, God is speaking,
  hear thou his voice;
he speaks in loving-kindness, –
  listen, rejoice.

2. Aside from human converse,
  come thou alone;
be ready still to welcome
  his stillest tone.

3. Thy God, O man, but wanteth
  thy ready ear.
He knoweth what thou needest:
  be still, and hear.

4. He loves to speak, – O listen!
  turn not away.
His heart to thee is beating;
  stay, trifler, stay!

5. That which he speaks is gladness,
  no word to grieve.
His words are words of healing;
  hear, then, and live.

6. He draweth near in mercy;
  he loves to spare:
his hand on us he layeth, –
  all heaven is there.

7. The years that seem the darkest
  are years of love:
he speaketh through the darkness
  peace from above.

8. The days that seem all sunless
  are days of light;
for God himself is in them
  to make all bright.

9. The hours of pain and weakness
  are hours of strength.
The health seems long in coming;
  it comes at length.

10. He comes when waves are tossing,
  in storm and shade.
With 'It is I' he cometh;
  'Be not afraid!'

Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 155-156.

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