Scripture Verse

Speak, Lord; for Thy servant heareth. 1 Samuel 3:10

Introduction

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Frances R. Havergal
1836–1879

Words: Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal, Mi­nis­try of Song 1869.

Music: Da­na An­dre­as P. Berg­gren, 1849 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Samuel Called by the Lord

Lyrics

Master, speak! Thy ser­vant hear­eth,
Waiting for Thy gra­cious word,
Longing for Thy voice that cheer­eth;
Master! let it now be heard.
I am list­en­ing, Lord, for Thee:
What hast Thou to say to me?

Speak to me by name, O Mas­ter,
Let me know it is to me;
Speak, that I may fol­low fast­er,
With a step more firm and free,
Where the Shep­herd leads the flock,
In the sha­dow of the rock.

Master, speak! Though least and low­est,
Let me not un­heard de­part;
Master, speak! For O, Thou know­est
All the yearn­ing of my heart,
Knowest all its tru­est need:
Speak! and make me blest in­deed.

Master, speak! and make me rea­dy,
When Thy voice is tru­ly heard,
With obe­di­ence glad and stea­dy
Still to fol­low ev­ery word.
I am list­en­ing, Lord, for Thee:
Master, speak! O, speak to me!