- (Posted 2016-11-26) CPDL #42098:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-26). Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
Composer: Samuel Wesley
Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn
Original text and translations
1 Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
the Christian to the house of prayer;
I love to stand within its walls,
For thou, O Lord, art present there.
2 I love to tread the hallowed courts
Where two or three for worship meet,
For thither Christ himself resorts,
And makes the little band complete.
3 'Tis sweet to raise the common song,
To join in holy praise and love
And imitate the blessed throng
That mingle hearts and songs above.
4 Within these wallsmay peace abound;
May all our hearts in one agree;
Where brethren meet, where Christ is found,
May peace and concord ever be.