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

Henry L. Frisbie, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Wherever my pathway of duty leads,
Thro’ sands of the desert, or fragrant meads,
O may I be faithful, whatever befalls,
May I never say no, when the Master calls.

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May I never say no, when the Master calls,
May I never say no, when the Master calls;
Whatever it be He requires of me,
May I never say no, when the Master calls.

If darkness or sunshine be ’round my way,
To ever be faithful, my Lord, I pray;
In lowliest cottage, or proudest of halls,
May I never say no, when the Master calls.

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If into the battle, or called to stand
And wait with my armor and sword in hand,
His will shall be mine, for no danger appalls,
If I never say no, when the Master calls.

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He never forsakes me, my strength and song!
No service a burden, no struggle long!
His care is around me like sheltering walls,
If I never say no, when the Master calls.

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