Speak, Lord, in the stillness

1
Speak, Lord, in the stillness,
  While I wait on Thee;
Hushed my heart to listen,
  In expectancy.
2
Speak, O blessed Master,
  In this quiet hour;
Let me see Thy face, Lord,
  Feel Thy touch of power.
3
For the words Thou speakest,
  They are life indeed;
Living bread from heaven,
  Now my spirit feed!
4
All to Thee is yielded,
  I am not my own;
Blissful, glad surrender,
  I am Thine alone.
5
Speak, Thy servant heareth,
  Be not silent, Lord;
Waits my soul upon Thee
  For the quickening word.
6
Fill me with the knowledge
  Of Thy glorious will;
All Thine own good pleasure
  In Thy child fulfill.
7
Like a watered garden,
  Full of fragrance rare,
Lingering in Thy presence,
  Let my life appear.
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Divine

Florissant, MO, United States

He that has an ear, let him hear, what the Spirit is saying unto the Church!


Michael A. Longinow, Ph.D

La Mirada, California, United States

The words of this hymn are like a cool breeze over my weary soul. God is there in the stillness if we will go listening rather than speaking. What refreshment! Thank you for putting these verses up to remind us. How soon we forget.


Meryl Dobson

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Love this old hymn from my childhood - seldom sung now. I have recently been challenged to spend 15 mins a day just listening to God speak to me and have used the words of the first verse as a prayer before each session. Beautiful.


Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

"Speak Lord .... While I wait on Thee;" When God spoke to Samuel the first time, he thought it was his master Eli, the priest and judge of Israel. As instructed by Eli, he responded: "Speak, for Your servant is listening.” Apart from the Lord Jesus Himself, there is not a person in the Bible who followed God closer then Samuel did. And God entrusted the boy with a message of doom normally not meant for a child to hear. Samuel listened to God with a servant's heart and he became a great man in the Kingdom of God.

I find it hard to listen, I have so much to say. God help me to linger in Your presence!


Art Birch

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

What a beautiful, lyrical prayer. I have known these words much of my life, although not sung them in church in recent years. This morning as I thought of my oft repeated prayer from Psalm 119:18, these words sprang to mind.


Jennie

Beautiful words. May I hear His voice. I will be still and wait.