Scripture Verse

We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Acts 4:20


Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1910.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Speak for Je­sus; He hath touched you,
Raised you from the death of sin;
Use for Him the life He gives you;
Rise, and pre­cious jew­els win!


Arise and speak! arise and speak!
Christ is list­en­ing now above;
Arise and speak for Him who saves you,
Arise and speak for Him you love!

Speak for Je­sus; not un­aid­ed
Shall we go be­fore His face;
He will take our lips and fill them
With the mes­sage of His grace.


Speak for Je­sus; let His Spir­it
Tell you what to do and say;
Humbly, glad­ly own your Sav­ior;
Let your light shine out to­day!


Speak for Je­sus, bless­èd Sav­ior!
Tell of mer­cies, sweet and true;
Pleading, on His throne of glo­ry,
He is speak­ing now for you.