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I heard the voice of Jesus say,

THE VOICE FROM GALILEE.
“Of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.”—JOHN i. 16.

Poet: Horatius Bonar, 1846
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
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.



2
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 quench'd, my soul revived,
And now I live in Him.


I Would See Jesus 75, Stanza 2

I Would See Jesus 75, Stanza 2
3
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 look'd to Jesus, and I found
In Him, my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I'll walk
Till travelling days are done.


I Would See Jesus 75, Stanza 3


Bonar, Horatius. Hymns of Faith and Hope. London: James Nisbet & Co, 1857.