Lord, speak to me, that I may speak (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • CPDL #20700:     
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 19 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is the second (and better known) version of the hymn tune
  • CPDL #20699:     
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 19 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is Wesley's original version
  • CPDL #15438:       
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 20 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: From the Cyber Hymnal™.

General Information

Title: Lord, speak to me
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Tune: Winscott
Lyricist: Frances Ridley Havergal

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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1  Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
 In living echoes of thy tone;
 As thou has sought so let me seek
 Thy erring children lost and lone.

2  O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
 The wandering and the lonely feet;
 O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
 Thy hungering ones with manna sweet.

3  O strengthen me, that while I stand
 Firm on the rock, and strong in thee,
 I may stretch out a loving hand
 To wrestlers with the troubled sea.

4  O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
 The precious things thou dost impart;
 And wing my words, that they may reach
 The hidden depths of many a heart.


5  O give thine own sweet rest to me,
 That I may speak with soothing power
 A word in season, as from thee,
 To weary ones in needful hour.

6  O fill me with thy fullness, Lord,
 Until my very heart o'erflow
 In kindling thought and glowing word,
 Thy love to tell, thy praise to show.

7  O use me, Lord, use even me,
 Just as thou wilt, and when, and where,
 Until thy blessed face I see,
 Thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.