Speak Just a Word

Speak just a word for Jesus, Fear not to testify

Author: Eden Reade Latta
Tune: [Speak just a word for Jesus] (Dortch)
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Eden Reade Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Speak just a word for Jesus, Fear not to testify
Title: Speak Just a Word
Author: Eden Reade Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Speak just a word, one little word
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Down at the Cross #d283

Go Ye Therefore No. 3 #d59

Hymns of Victory #27

Ministry of Song #d104

Our Cumberland Presbyterian Hymnal #d291

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