Words: , Dibs: A Sto­ry of Young Lon­don Life (at the be­gin­ning of chap­ter 4: ‘Pro­mot­ed to the Choir’), 1888. The hymn was pub­lished in School Hymns in 1891.

Music: Child­hood, (1869-1941).

God speaks to us in bird and song,
In winds that drift the clouds along,
Above the din and toil of wrong,
A melody of love.

God speaks to us in far and near,
In peace of home and friends most dear,
From the dim past and present clear,
A melody of love.

God speaks to us in darkest night,
By quiet ways through mornings bright,
When shadows fall with evening light,
A melody of love.

O Voice divine, speak Thou to me,
Beyond the earth, beyond the sea,
First let me hear, then sing to Thee,
A melody of love.