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This song was played a few times in acoustic sets in 1970. It is often listed as "I Hear A Voice Calling" - indeed Weir refers to it as that in studio chat. But it appears the proper title is "A Voice From On High" - perhaps to distinguish it from "I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling."
Lyrics By
Bill Monroe, Bessie Lee Mauldin
Music By
Bill Monroe, Bessie Lee Mauldin
Lyrics

I hear a voice callin'
It must be our Lord (it must be our Lord)
Its coming from heaven on high.
I hear a voice callin'
I've gained a reward (I've gained a reward)
For the land where we never shall die.

The saviour who died, on cruel calvary
He shed his life blood that the world might be free.
So follow his footsteps, up the narrow way.
And be ready to meet him when calls on that day.

The saviour has paid a great price for me
He gave his life on calvary.
so follow his footsteps,up the narrow way.
that'll pay my debt on the great judgement day.

  • A Voice From On High

    I hear a voice callin'
    It must be our Lord (it must be our Lord)
    Its coming from heaven on high.
    I hear a voice callin'
    I've gained a reward (I've gained a reward)
    For the land where we never shall die.

    The saviour who died, on cruel calvary
    He shed his life blood that the world might be free.
    So follow his footsteps, up the narrow way.
    And be ready to meet him when calls on that day.

    The saviour has paid a great price for me
    He gave his life on calvary.
    so follow his footsteps,up the narrow way.
    that'll pay my debt on the great judgement day.

    This song was played a few times in acoustic sets in 1970. It is often listed as "I Hear A Voice Calling" - indeed Weir refers to it as that in studio chat. But it appears the proper title is "A Voice From On High" - perhaps to distinguish it from "I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling."