During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak

Representative Text

1 Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
in living echoes of your tone;
as you have sought, so let me seek
your erring children lost and lone.

2 O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
the precious things you do impart;
and wing my words, that they may reach
the hidden depths of many a heart.

3 O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
the wandering and the wavering feet;
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
the hungering ones with manna sweet.

4 O fill me with your fullness, Lord,
until my very heart o'erflow
in kindling thought and glowing word
your love to tell, your praise to show.

5 O use me, Lord, use even me,
just as you will, and when and where;
until your blessed face I see,
your rest, your joy, your glory share.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #501

Author: Frances R. Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
Title: Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak
Author: Frances R. Havergal (1872)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Songs of Response

Notes

Scripture References: st. 1 = Jer. 1:9 st. 3 = Isa. 50:4 st. 4 = 1 Cor. 12:4-11 Francis R. Havergal (PHH 288) wrote this text at Winterdyne, England, on April 28, 1872. With the heading "A Worker's Prayer" and with a reference to Romans 14:7 ("none of us lives to himself alone"), the seven-stanza text was first published as one of William Parlane's musical leaflets. It was then republished in Havergal’s Under the Surface in 1874. The Psalter Hymnal includes the original stanzas 1, 2, 4, and 7 in modern English. "Lord, Speak to Me" is a prayer that God will speak to, lead, and teach each of us so that we may do the same to others who need Jesus Christ (st. 1-3). The text also expresses our commitment to full-time kingdom service ("use me, Lord . . . just as you will, and when, and where") , an ongoing task that ultimately leads us to eternal "rest," 'Joy," and "glory" (st. 4). Liturgical Use: Worship that focuses on missions and evangelism (during Pentecost season) and on the "equipping of the saints for ministry." --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988 ================= Lord, speak to me, that I may speak. Frances R. Havergal. [Lay Helpers.] Written, April 28, 1872, at Winterdyne, and first printed as one of Parlane's musical leaflets in the same year. In 1874 it was published in her Under the Surface, and in 1879 in Life Mosaic. In the original manuscript it is headed “A Worker's Prayer. ‘None of us liveth to himself.' Rom. xiv. 7." This hymn has become very popular, and is highly esteemed by those engaged in Christian work. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

CANONBURY

Derived from the fourth piano piece in Robert A. Schumann's Nachtstücke, Opus 23 (1839), CANONBURY first appeared as a hymn tune in J. Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes, Old and New (1872). The tune, whose title refers to a street and square in Islington, London, England, is often matched to Haver…

Go to tune page >


Timeline

Media

You have access to this FlexScore.
Download:
Are parts of this score outside of your desired range? Try transposing this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Capo:
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #568
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #4026
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #528
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #463
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #593

Instances

Instances (1 - 44 of 44)

Ambassador Hymnal #459

Text

Ancient and Modern #718

TextFlexscoreAudio

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #568

TextPage Scan

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #503

Text

Christian Worship #561

Church Family Worship #428

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #589

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #491

TextFlexscorePage Scan

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #542

Audio

Common Praise #512

Page Scan

Complete Mission Praise #444

TextAudioPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Worship #676

Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan

Glory to God #722

Hymnal #499

Hymns and Psalms #553

Text

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #372

Text

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #510

TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #103

Text

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #542

Hymns of the Saints #412

TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan

Lift Up Your Hearts #754

TextPage Scan

Moravian Book of Worship #646

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #510

Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreAudioPage Scan

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #528

Rejoice Hymns #438

TextFlexscorePage Scan

Rejoice in the Lord #436

Santo, Santo, Santo #557

TextPage Scan

Sing Joyfully #535

TextPage Scan

The Celebration Hymnal #667

The Covenant Hymnal #620

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4026

TextPage Scan

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #450

TextFlexscorePage Scan

The New Century Hymnal #531

TextFlexscore

The Presbyterian Hymnal #426

Text

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #612

TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan

The United Methodist Hymnal #463

Text

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #52

TextPage Scan

The Worshiping Church #574

Text

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #560

TextFlexscore

Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #561

Text

Trinity Psalter Hymnal #501

TextPage Scan

Voices United #589

TextScoreAudioPage Scan

Worship and Rejoice #593

Text

Worship in Song #165

Include 345 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.