Lord, speak to me, that I may speak

Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
In living echoes of Thy tone;
As Thou hast sought, so let me seek
Thy erring children lost and lone.
O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
The wandering and the wavering feet;
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
Thy hungering ones with manna sweet.
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.
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.
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.
O fill me with Thy fulness, Lord,
Until my very heart o’erflow
In kindling thought and glowing word,
Thy love to tell, Thy praise to show.
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!
Lois Gayle

Kingston, Jamaica

This song has always been a blessing to me. I have not sung it in a long time and this morning as I settle down for my devotions the first line bursts from my lips. I don't know all the lines so I quickly look it up. Verse two Is a direct prayer from my heart as I struggle deeply with a situation. It is my prayer as well "to stretch out a loving hand to (fellow) wrestlers with the troubled sea." Thanks Frances for having made yourself available to the Lord that He could use you in this wonderful way.


Bucks, United Kingdom

A beautiful prayer for those who want to bless others.

Ben Mallon

Abilene, Texas, United States

This is a beautiful hymn. And a wonderful prayer to pray for myself. Now I need to pray this for fellow believers.

Tony Pfeiffer

Ponce, PR, Puerto Rico

Enjoyed verse 6. "O fill me with Thy fulness, Lord."

Ephesians 3: 19 May be filled unto the fullness of God.

Christ is the fullness of God. We can be filled with Him as that fullness. Our corporate filling is the church, the Body of Christ, the fulness of the One who fills all in all.

Robina Serwanga

Sacramento, CA, United States

I love the words to this song.

It really guides us step by step.

He knows the end from the beginning. He is all knowing.

I just have to listen and obey him.

I pray that He leads me as I try to help people in my homeland Uganda in the coming months.

Boye Ola

Lagos, Nigeria

Nice one, I love the tone and lyrics.

Joy Ollor

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Was just asking God what I should do with my today and then I heard the song singing in my spirit. I decided to Google and bingo! I believe God will lead me today.

Oni Mobolaji Johnson

FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

This is the song of may life. I came in contact with this song 15 years ago since then I have not forgotten. I bless God for the reunion with the song again. God bless those that put this online. It's a song of commitment to God's work. How to go about His calling over our life, for those that desire to work with God according to desire of composer. May God grant your request and quest in Jesus Name (Amen).

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

When Frances Havergal was a child, her father nicknamed her "Little Quicksilver." She had a quick and hungry mind and as a child memorized long passages of Scripture. Her mother died when Frances was only 11, but one of the last things her mother said to her was, "Pray God to prepare you for all He is preparing for you."

Shortly before she wrote this hymn at the age of 36, she wrote in a letter, "I am always getting surprised at my own stupidity. ... If I am to write to any good, a great deal of living must go to a very little writing." About the same time, she also wrote, "I feel like a child writing. You know a child will look up at every sentence and ask, 'What shall I say next? This is what I do. Every line and word and rhyme comes from God." She called this hymn "A Worker's Prayer." - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton


Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

The lyrics speak to me, and it is only God who can really teach us what to do and say in times when we have to make a choice and decisions.

Learned this song in grade school (Demo), and we enjoyed it so much without really understand the REAL impact of the lyrics.

God must have taught the composer through the HOLY SPIRIT at the time it was written. Thanks.