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282. When little Samuel woke

1 When little Samuel woke
And heard His Maker’s voice,
At every word He spoke
How much did he rejoice!
Oh blessed, happy child, to find
The God of heaven to near and kind,
The God of heaven to near and kind.

2 If God would speak to me,
And say He was my Friend,
How happy I should be!
Oh how I would attend!
The smallest sin I then would fear
If God almighty were so near,
If God almighty were so near.

3 And does He never speak?
Oh yes, for in His word
He bids me come and seek
The God that Samuel heard.
And every sin I well may fear,
Since God almighty is so near,
Since God almighty is so near.

4 Like Samuel let me say,
Whene’er I read His word,
“Speak, Lord; I would obey
The voice that Samuel heard;”
And when I in Thy house appear,
“Speak, for Thy servant waits to hear,”
“Speak, for Thy servant waits to hear.”

Text Information
First Line: When little Samuel woke
Publication Date: 1900
Topic: God: Omnipresent; God: Voice of; Primary Department (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: LENOX
Composer: Lewis Edson, (1748-1820) (1782)



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