Earths Ten Thousand Voices

Earth’s ten thousand voices daily rise and fall;
But there’s one within me Clearer than them all.
‘Tis the voice of Jesus; And I do not know
When its tones first sounded, ‘Tis so long ago.

As the days of childhood happily have sped,
Oft the voice has thrilled me: follow Me! it said.
Either in the accents pf authority,
Or of love sore wounded, as from Calvary.

Speak, Thy servant heareth; speak whate’er Thou wilt;
Let me know Thy mercy; let me know my guilt.
Conquer my perverseness; cure me of delay;
Save me, Lord and Savior, save-this very day.