Master, speak! Thy servant heareth
Waiting for Thy gracious word,
Looking for Thy voice which cheereth;
Master! Now let it be heard.
I am list’ ning, Lord for Thee:
What hast Thou to say to me?
Speak to me by name, O Master,
Let me know it is to me;
Speak, that I might follow faster,
With a step more firm and free,
Where the Shepherd leads the flock,
In the shadow of the rock.
Master, speak! Tho’ least and lowest,
Let me not unheard depart;
Master, speak! For O, Thou knowest
All the yearning of my heart,
Knowest all its truest need:
Speak! And make me blest indeed.
Master, speak! and make me ready,
When Thy voice is truly heard,
With obedience glad and steady
Still to follow every word,
I am list’ ning, Lord, for Thee;
Master, speak! O, speak to me!
Frances R. Havergal