Little Samuel

When little Samuel heard

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

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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

An industrialist and philanthropist, William H. Doane (b. Preston, CT, 1832; d. South Orange, NJ, 1915), was also a staunch supporter of evangelistic campaigns and a prolific writer of hymn tunes. He was head of a large woodworking machinery plant in Cincinnati and a civic leader in that city. He showed his devotion to the church by supporting the work of the evangelistic team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey and by endowing Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. An amateur composer, Doane wrote over twenty-two hundred hymn and gospel song tunes, and he edited over forty songbooks. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When little Samuel heard
Title: Little Samuel
Author: W. Howard Doane
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O speak, Lord, O speak thou today
Copyright: Public Domain



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Joyful Lays #166

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