“Speak, Lord, For Your Servant Hears”- An original hymn inspired by 1 Samuel 3:10
by Greg Linscott
I have prepared this hymn, inspired by 1 Samuel 3:10, to be sung by our congregation here in Marshall. It draws its theme from the hymn “Speak, O Lord, Thy Servant Heareth” by Anna Sophia of Hessen-Darmstadt, translated by George A. Rygh. Some of you may also find it to be useful. It is provided here in 188.8.131.52 D.
- Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears
Truth intended for my ears.
To Your words I gladly yield;
In them is Your will revealed.
Death my soul would overpow’r.
May Your Word of life this hour
Fill my soul with fervency
That my love may purer be.
- Sinners who are hardened, Lord,
Learn of judgment by Your Word—
But when they their sins confessed
Find forgiveness and are blessed.
I rejoice since I received
Grace to hear and then believe!
May my love and fear increase
Since with You I now have peace.
- Lord, Your Word is my soul’s bread;
By its Truth I have been fed.
Let its waters o’er me roll;
Quench the dryness in my soul.
Light my path; reveal the way
Through death’s darkness into day.
With your truth-sword I prevail
For Your Word will never fail.
- Source of Truth, now hear my plea,
Let Your words take root in me.
Scatter them on my heart’s ground;
Let the Spirit’s fruit abound.
May they in my life remain
‘Til the heav’nly prize is gained;
When, in glory, by Your grace
I adore You face to face.
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