Hark, my soul! It is the Lord (John Bacchus Dykes)

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  • CPDL #22185:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-08-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 16 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the Church Hymnary, 1927. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Hark, my soul! It is the Lord
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Tune: St Bees
Lyricist: William Cowper

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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1. Hark, my soul! it is the Lord;
 'Tis Thy Saviour, hear His word;
 Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee:
 'Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou Me?'

2. 'I delivered thee when bound,
 And, when bleeding, healed thy wound;
 Sought thee wandering, set thee right;
 Turned thy darkness into light.'

3. 'Can a woman's tender care
 Cease towards the child she bare?
 Yes, she may forgetful be,
 Yet will I remember thee.'

4. 'Mine is an unchanging love,
 Higher than the heights above,
 Deeper than the depths beneath,
 Free and faithful, strong as death.'

5. 'Thou shalt see my glory soon,
 When the work of grace is done;
 Partner of My throne shall be;
 Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou Me?'

6. Lord, it is my chief complaint
 That my love is weak and faint;
 Yet I love Thee, and adore;
 O for grace to love Thee more!