It was spoken for the Master

It was spoken for the Master

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [It was spoken for the Master]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 It was spoken for a Master,
O, how lovingly it fell!
It was uttered in a whisper,
Who had breathed it none can tell.
It was spoken for the Master,
Only just a little word,
But the chords that long had slumber’d,
In a grief-worn heart were stirred.

Gentle words of patient kindness,
Tho’ unheeded oft they seem,
To the fold of grace may gather
Souls of which we little dream.

2 O, we know not when we scatter,
Where the precious seed will fall,
But we work and trust in Jesus,
For he watcheth over all.
We may sow beside the waters
Of affliction, it may be,
But the fruits of earnest labor
At the reaping we shall see. [Refrain]

3 When our busy toil is over,
From the vineyard when we go,
We shall find a store of blessings
That on earth we could not know.
We shall wonder at the brightness
Of the crowns we then shall wear,
But the Lord himself will tell us
Why he placed the jewels there. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #54

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: It was spoken for the Master
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Gentle words of patient kindness
Copyright: Public Domain



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Songs of the Soul #44

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Sunday School Hymns No. 2 #92

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Sunday School Hymns No. 2 (Canadian ed.) #92

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The Chorus of Praise #94

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The Emory Hymnal #124

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The Finest of the Wheat #64

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