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Asking God to speak in Hymns

17th April 2014

Hymns in the Methodist Hymn Book asking God to speak.
Selected by Rev Perry Smith, with Thee and Thou modernised

339, v.6 Speak to my heart, in blessings speak
433, v.6 Speak to my inmost soul, and say
I am your Love, your God, your All!

To feel your power, to hear your voice,
to taste your Love be all my choice.

460, v.1 Talk with us Lord, yourself reveal,
While here o'er earth we rove;
Speak to our hearts, and let us feel
The kindling of your love.

526, v.3 O speak to reassure me,
To chasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
You guardian of my soul.

780, - This whole hymn is so meaningful:
v.1 Master, speak! your servant heareth,
Waiting for your gracious word,
Longing for your voice that cheereth,
Master, let it now be heard.
I am listening, Lord, for Thee;
What have you to say to me?
v.2 Speak to me by name, O Master,
Let me know it is to me;
v.3 Master, speak! For O you knowest
All the yearning of my heart,
Knowest all it truest need;
Speak and make me blest indeed.
When your voice is truly heard
With obedience glad and steady
Still to follow every word.
v.4 Master, speak: and make me ready
With obedience glad and steady
Still to follow every word.
I am listening... speak to me.

Then in Hymn 781, v.1 and later verses
see what should follow
Lord, speak to me, that I may speak
In living echoes of Thy tone.
O lead me... O strengthen me...
O teach me... O fill me...
O use me, Lord, use even me.
Just as you will, and when, and where.


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