Speak, Lord, in the stillness

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


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