"I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say"
“I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS SAY”
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place, and He has made me glad.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one, stoop down, and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in Him.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, and all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found in Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk, till traveling days are done.
— Horatio Bonar, from HYMNS SELCTED AND ORIGINAL, 1846. The most familiar tune for this text is VOX DILECTI (John Dykes, 1868), in which the first half of each verse is in a minor key, and then it shifts to major for lines three and four. You can hear that version at www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/i/h/iheardtv.htm. My favorite setting these days is by Indelible Grace. You can get a free lead sheet and hear a demo version at http://igracemusic.com/igracemusic/hymnbook/hymns/i03.html.
Matthew Smith, Kevin Twit, and INDELIBLE GRACE
(www.igracemusic.com) will be our guests on campus,
March 8-9, 2006. Please spread the word.
INSTITUTE FOR CHRISTIAN WORSHIP LECTURES
Kevin Twit, Wednesday, March 8, 2006
12:30 P.M. "Exploring the 'Why' behind the Modern Hymn Movement"
Kevin Twit, Thursday, March 9, 2006
12:30 P.M. "Exploring the 'Why?' behind the Modern Hymn Movement"
1:30 P.M. "Engaging the Emerging Church with Hymns"
MATTHEW SMITH AND INDELIBLE GRACE, Thursday, March 9, 2006
10:00 A.M. Worship Leadership in Chapel
7:30 P.M. Concert in Alumni Chapel
ONE MORE EVENT FOR HYMN LOVERS
If you are free on Wednesday evening, March 8, 6:30 P.M., Kevin Twit (the founder and producer of INDELIBLE GRACE) will be speaking at Clifton Baptist Church: "Christian Experience in the Hymns Of Anne Steele (1717-1778)"
Have a great week,
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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