Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling

Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling. Mary Bridges Canedy Slade* (1826-1882).  This has been Slade’s most popular hymn from its first appearance onwards. It was published in The Amaranth (Nashville, Tennessee, 1871), compiled by Atticus Greene Haygood and Rigdon M. McIntosh* (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/f/o/o/t/footstep.htm). It had a refrain and seven stanzas: the refrain was:  Footprints of Jesus, That make the pathway glow; We will follow the steps of Jesus Where’er thy go.  The seven stanzas were:  Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling,   Come, follow me! And we see where Thy footsteps falling  Lead us to Thee.  Refrain…  Tho’ they lead o’er the cold, dark mountains,...

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