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.
Tho’ they lead o’er the cold, dark mountains,...
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