Emily May Grimes Crawford is described in the author index of the Book of Common Praise (Toronto, 1938) as a Canadian Anglican [as author of "The Master comes! He calls for thee], which she altogether was nor was not. The hymn was first published in London by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in 1890, before Emily May Grimes had ever left her native England. In 1893, she went to South Africa under CMS sponsorship to work among the Pondo tribe; then, in 1904, she married T.W.W. Crawford, M.D., and went to work with him among the Kikuyu of Kenya. Her career thus far is outlined in Julian (1907), p. 1712.
The mission station at which the bride arrived had indeed been started by the CMS, but had been turned over to the newly-formed mission… Go to person page >
Display Title: Speak, Lord, in the stillnessFirst Line: Speak, Lord, in the stillnessTune Title: QUIETUDEAuthor: Emily M. Crawford (1864-1927)Meter: 6 5 6 5Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:10Date: 1987Subject: God, Spirit | Word of Truth, the Scriptures; Advent 2 | The Word of God in the Old Testament; Epiphany 2, Revelation | The First Disciples; Epiphany 6, Revelation | Parables
Display Title: Speak, Lord, in the StillnessFirst Line: Speak, Lord, in the stillness while I wait on TheeTune Title: [Speak, Lord, in the stillness]Author: E. May GrimesDate: 1995Subject: Service of the Word | Songs of Illumination; The Service of the Word | Songs of Illumination
Display Title: Speak, Lord, in the StillnessFirst Line: Speak, Lord, in the stillnessTune Title: QUIETUDEAuthor: E. May GrimesMeter: 18.104.22.168.Scripture: Romans 12:2; Colossians 1:9; John 6:51; John 6:63; 1 Samuel 3:9; Isaiah 30:15Date: 1990Subject: Jesus Christ | Food, Spiritual