Speak, My Lord

Hear the Lord of harvest sweetly calling

Author: George Bennard
Tune: [Hear the Lord of harvest sweetly calling]
Published in 43 hymnals

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1 Hear the Lord of harvest sweetly calling,
“Who will go and work for Me today?
Who will bring to Me the lost and dying?
Who will point them to the narrow way?”

Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord,
Speak, and I'll be quick to answer Thee;
Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord,
Speak, and I will answer, “Lord, send me.”

2 When the coal of fire touched the prophet,
Making him as pure, as pure can be;
When the voice of God said, “Who'll go for us?”
Then he answered, “Here am I, send me.” [Refrain]

3 Millions now in sin and shame are dying;
Listen to their sad and bitter cry;
Hasten, brother, hasten to the rescue;
Quickly answer, “Master, here am I.” [Refrain]

4 Soon the time for reaping will be over;
Soon we'll gather for the harvest, home;
May the Lord of harvest smile upon us,
May we hear His blessed, “Child, well done.” [Refrain]

Source: Yes, Lord!: Church of God in Christ hymnal #371

Author: George Bennard

George Bennard (1873-1958) was born in Youngstown, OH. When he was a child the family moved to Albia, Iowa. He served with the Salvation Army in Iowa for several years before he was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church. His hymn "Speak, my Lord" appears in Triumphant Service Songs (Chicago: Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., 1934). He wrote words and tune for his best known hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" in 1913. Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the Lord of harvest sweetly calling
Title: Speak, My Lord
Author: George Bennard
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Speak, my Lord, speak, my Lord
Copyright: Public Domain



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