Hark! A Voice from Heaven.
Words by Oliver Johnson. Music — "Zion."
Hark! a voice from heaven proclaiming,
Comfort to the mourning slave;
God has heard him long complaining,
And extends his arm to save; Proud oppression
Soon shall find a shameful grave;
Proud oppression, Soon shall find a shameful end.
See, the light of truth is breaking
Full and clear on every hand;
And the voice of mercy speaking,
Now is heard through all the land:
Firm and fearless.
See the friends of freedom stand.
Lo! the nation is arousing
From its slumber long and deep;
And the friends of God are waking,
Never, never more to sleep,
While a bondman,
In his chains remains to weep.
Long, too long, have we been dreaming
O'er our country's sin and shame:
Let us now, the time redeeming,
Press the helpless captive's claim —
He shall cast aside his chain.