461. Master, Speak!

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!

Text Information
First Line: Master, speak! thy servant heareth
Title: Master, Speak!
Author: Frances Ridley Havergal (1867)
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:10; John 10:14
Topic: Call and Response; Jesus Christ: Master
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Darmstadt Gesangbuch (1698) (later form of melody)

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