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When little Samuel heard

When little Samuel heard

Author: W. Howard Doane
Tune: [When little Samuel heard]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When little Samuel heard,
And knew his Maker’s voice,
So kind was every word,
It made his heart rejoice;
God spoke to him by night,
And yet no fear had he;
If I could hear what Samuel heard,
How happy I should be.

O speak, Lord,
O speak Thou today;
Thy willing servant heareth,
Thy voice I obey.

2 I know I must have heard
A whisper in my ear;
A gentle, loving voice,
That told me God was near;
His Holy Book Divine,
With promise bright I see;
To serve the Lord in early youth,
Was surely meant for me. [Refrain]

3 May Samuel’s God be mine,
To guide me every day;
To smile in tender love,
And hear me when I pray;
Then if with all my heart
I try to do His will,
The hand that led my early years
Will lead me onward still. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #166

Author: W. Howard Doane

Doane, W. H. (William Howard), born in Preston, Connecticut, 1831, and educated for the musical profession by eminent American and German masters. He has had for years the superintendence of a large Baptist Sunday School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resides. Although not a hymnwriter, the wonderful success which has attended his musical setting of numerous American hymns, and the number of his musical editions of hymnbooks for Sunday Schools and evangelistic purposes, bring him within the sphere of hymnological literature. Amongst his collections we have:— (1) Silver Spray, 1868; (2) Pure Gold, 1877; (3) Royal Diadem, 1873; (4) Welcome Tidings, 1877; (5) Brightest and Best, 1875; (6) Fountain of Song; (7) Songs of Devotion, 1870;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When little Samuel heard
Author: W. Howard Doane
Refrain First Line: O speak, Lord, O speak thou today


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