Master, speak! Thy servant heareth

Master, speak! Thy servant heareth,
  Waiting for Thy gracious word,
Longing for Thy voice that cheereth
  Master, let it now be heard.
I am list'ning, Lord, for Thee;
What hast Thou to say to me?
Often through my heart is pealing
  Many another voice than Thine,
Many an unwilled echo stealing
  From the walls of this Thy shrine.
Let Thy longed-for accents fall;
Master, speak! and silence all.
Master, speak! though least and lowest,
  Let me not unheard depart;
Master, speak! for oh, 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, oh, speak 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!
Kwaku Mununkum

Accra, Amasaman, Ghana

This morning I'm reading John 10:1-10. I'm particularly touched by verse 5. "But they will never follow a stranger, in fact, they will ran away from him because they do not recognize a stranger's voice." Meditating on this verse, I have to admit the many "stranger's voices" seeking my attention on social media. For too often, I have followed a "stranger's voice" and drifted from my Saviour. At this point, praying that God tunes my ears to His voice alone, I faintly recalled the words of the second verse of this hymn. May the voice of the Lord silence all other voices pealing through the heart of every believer reading this. AMEN!


Accra, Eastern, Ghana

This song always touches my heart and always makes me remember that God is everywhere and willing to help me. Amen


Mbarara, Western Region, Uganda

I love this song and it has been in my spirit this morning. God bless every one listening to it and may he speak to each one of us. Amen

Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Herrera

Merida, Yucatán, Mexico

Gracias Señor por ser nuestra verdadera comida y nuestra verdadera bebida. Sólo Tú Señor eres nuestra completa satisfacción!. Te alabamos y Te bendigo por los siglos de los siglos! , amén!!

Jacque Githinji

Nakuru, Nakuru North, Kenya

The last stanza does it for me... Master speak to me by name and let it be known it is to me so that I may follow faster....

It's such a powerful hymn

Jacky Thompson

Enfield, United Kingdom

Love hymm didn't know until reading about writer that she died so young

Robert B Kowa

Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone

This has has always been a song of solace to me especially when I am down. Whenever it sounds at the stall at St. Anthony's Church on Sundays, I feel very fulfilled.


Accra, Ghana

What powerful words! The song just dropped into my spirit this morning to sing and I had to look for the actual words! Father, speak to me amid the changing tides.

Master, speak! Thy servant heareth,

Waiting for Thy gracious word,

Longing for Thy voice that cheereth

Master, let it now be heard.

I am list’ning, Lord, for Thee;

What hast Thou to say to me?

Thank you Father for such comforting words. May this song continue to be a blessing to generations to come and bring comfort to any who's uncertain about things and looking to hear from you for direction.

Eleazar Enyeazu

Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

This song was one of my favourite song through my childhood and teen days. Singing this song those days in Faith Tabernacle church choir made me to think about the young Samuel Ben-Elkanah living with the (Pastor) High Priest Eli and sleeping in the temple, and God came and spoke to him. And he answered; "Speak Lord, for thy servant heareth!" It was so edifying.


Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

All glory and praise be to the Most High God. Thanks and adoration be to our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ and for the leading of thy Holy Spirit.