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

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  • (Posted 2021-02-11)  CPDL #62833:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2021-02-11)  CPDL #62832:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-02-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
  • (Posted 2010-08-23)  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.

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

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 244
Description: 

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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!