Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth.@1 Samuel 3:10

J. M. Lyons, in Silvery Echoes of Praise and Prayer, edited by John H. Kurzenknabe (York, Pennsylvania: Crider & Brother, 1880), number 42.

John J. Hood (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Samuel Called by the Lord

In the midnight silent watches,
What a wondrous voice I hear!
Charming accents, sweet and tender,
Music-like salute mine ear.

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Calling, gently calling,
Wondrous accents, sweet and mild,
Calling, for He loves me;
He loves a little child.

Blessèd Lord, O great Creator,
How I wonder, can it be?
He that built the starry mansion,
Doth regard a child like me.

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There again I hear Thee calling,
In such tender accents near;
Here am I! oh, yes, I listen;
Speak, and I will gladly hear.

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Speak, O Lord, Thy servant heareth;
Help Thou me to understand;
Here I wait to do Thy errands,
And obey, Lord, Thy command.

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