The sweet voice (Hubert Platt Main)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-14).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 332 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The sweet voice
Composer: Hubert Platt Main
Lyricist: Fanny Crosby
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1911 The Fillmore Bros.
Description: Text by Fanny Crosby, under pseudonym Grace J. Frances.

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Original text and translations

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I dreamed that afar I had wandered,
And stood on a desert alone,
A voice o’er my spirit came stealing,
How soft its magical tone!

Sweet voice, sweet voice,
Dear, loving voice!
Where, where is the bliss it gave?
Why is the vision o’er?
Sweet voice, sweet voice,
That made my inmost soul rejoice!
O, say, was it all a dream,
Gone to return no more?

The cares of my life in a moment
Were lost in a thrill of delight,
The desert transformed to a garden,
Where all was lovely and bright.

That voice in my heart I will cherish,
And when I am sad and oppressed,
Its echo, perhaps in my slumber,
Will calm my sorrow to rest.