“The Voice of Jesus,” written by Frederick Whitfield, is found on pages 14-15 of Sacred Poems and Prose.
1. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am the life, the truth, the way;”
He led my footsteps to the well,
I heard Him there its virtues tell;
The healing stream my spirit cheered,
And to my soul His name endeared.
2. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I am thy God, thy strength, thy stay;”
I brought my burden to His feet,
I found the Saviour’s promise sweet:
The cross was sweet, the yoke was light,
I stood in Him whose strength is might.
3. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“Wait on the Lord, and keep His way;”
My soul had fainted in the strife,
But Jesus looked, and all was life :
He shewed His heart—my name was there,
I felt how sweet His love to share.
4. I heard the voice of Jesus say,
“I will wipe thy tears away,
I will hush thy childish fears,
I will treasure all thy tears;
Thy need my fulness shall supply,
Till thou shalt come to dwell on high.”