The blog ‘Knowing The Score’ is primarily for the musicians of College Church, Wheaton, USA. It’s a good read for anyone interested in church music.
Looking back over the past couple of months, one of the entries was for the hymn ‘The Voice Of God Goes Out To All The World’.
The hymn reflects the themes of Isaiah 42 & 51 and focuses our praise with the acclamation “With power, with justice, he will walk his way!”.
I found that it is included in the hymnbook ‘Together In Song’. Details are available here at Hymnary.org. These sources indicate the author is Luke Connaughton, while ‘Knowing The Score’ credits it to Paul Inwood.
Tonight at mgpc we sang it to the tune ‘Woodlands’ composed by Walter Greatorex. I first became familiar with this tune set to the words of Timothy Dudley-Smith’s ‘Tell Out My Soul’.

Here’s the lyrics:
1.
The voice of God goes out to all the world;
his glory speaks across the universe.
The great King’s herald cries from star to star:
“With power, with justice, he will walk his way!”
2.
The Lord has said, “Receive my messenger,
my promise to the world, my pledge made fresh,
a lamp to every nation, light from light:
with power, with justice, he will walk his way!
3.
“The broken reed he will not trample down,
nor set his heel upon the dying flame.
he binds the wounds, and health is in his hand:
with power, with justice, he will walk his way!
4.
“Anointed with the Spirit and with power,
he comes to crown with comfort all the weak,
to show the face of justice to the poor:
with power, with justice, he will walk his way!
5.
“His touch will bless the eyes that darkness held,
the lame shall run, the halting tongue shall sing,
and prisoners laugh in light and liberty:
with power, with justice, he will walk his way!”

Text © 1972, Mayhew McCrimmon

This YouTube is an organist playing the tune on a organ that is under reconstruction. The volume is a bit low, but it will give you an idea.

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