1 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?
2 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.
3 Master, speak, and make me ready
when thy voice is truly heard
with obedience glad and steady
still to follow ev'ry word.
I am list'ning, Lord, for thee:
Master, speak! O, speak to me!
|First Line:||Master, speak! thy servant heareth|
|Author:||Frances Ridley Havergal (1867)|
|Scripture:||1 Samuel 3:10; John 10:14|
|Topic:||Call and Response; Jesus Christ: Master|
|Source:||Darmstadt Gesangbuch (1698) (later form of melody)|