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!
Rev. Dr. Nicholas Nicol

Olathe, Kansas United State Of America, Sierra Leone

Today, this Hymn just fell in my spirit as I am meditating on my Message to preach tomorrow. It totally consumed my heart, that I had to go to my old Methodist Hymn Book to get all the words and sang it over and over again. Master please speak to me tomorrow ; I am waiting for your precious word.

Thank you Lord Jesus.

Anderson Mtalaki

Voi, Taita Taveta, Kenya

I just want this to sink:

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!

Peter Innocent

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

Master speak though least and lowest. I found such unending singing, rooming in this hymn which gives me hope that am his own are saved. No master that can silent all the evil echoes that wants to unsteady our hearts in tempest and roaring temptation. Master speak continually to me

Rev. Alexander Oluwafemi Lapite

Baruwa, Lagos, Nigeria

This Hymn is one of my favorite and very helpful when contemplating the feature or amidst a major decisions process, this hymn always come handy to give my heart the confidence require to decide at such time. Because, Master will sure speak by name and silence every other voice pealing through the heart.

Thank God for the writer of this Hymn, he is such a blessing.

Emmanuel Monle Nyode

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

"Often thru my heart is pealing many another voice than Thine,... Master speak and silence all". When temptations and the attractions of this world drown your voice, please speak and silence them my Master.

I really miss decades when these tunes were sung regularly.



Brenda Jerono

Kapsabet, Nandi, Kenya

Oh my God! I really like this song and every time I listen to it or I sing along I feel so lifted to the presence of God and my it's like my intimacy with God increases

Hazel Burn

Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Searched for this as a prayer from my youth . We need clear guidance of a way forward for our church just now


Naivasha, Rift Valley, Kenya

I have loved this song since my high school days in the 70s when I gave my life to Christ.

Every time I sing , then I open the bible the Lord speaks to me.

I particularly love "often my heart is pealing, many another voice than thine... master speak and silence all!

Many a times when there is confusion of so many voices, the Lord has spoken and silence all other voices and makes his voice clear, I get to know his will for my life and my dear ones

This hymn is not just a song , its a prayer, a communication with My Master-How I love it! Even now -Master speak , am listening

Fafa Fekpe

Accra, Ghana

Master speak to me by name that I may a firm and free step. Amen