Scripture Verse

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


Words: Isa­bel­la G. Gould, in Song-Hym­nal of Praise and Joy (Jack­son, Min­ne­so­ta: Plu­ma M. Brown, 1897), num­ber 298.

Music: I Obey Isa­bel­la G. Gould & Plu­ma M. Brown, 1897 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gould or Brown (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Speak! Lord, for Thy servant hear­eth,
Gladly I obey;
Go I forth as one that serveth,
Girded thus alway.


Go ye, in My name declaring,
God, the only Good
Wondrous love, its rich unfoldings,
Scarcely understood!

As the Mas­ter, meek and lowly,
Ministering to all,
With a purpose high and holy,
Heeding Je­sus’ call.


In the silence waiting, listening,
For the still, small voice,
Seeking only for its teaching,
Thus will I rejoice.