Scripture Verse

How sweet are Thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103

Introduction

Words: J. M. En­gard, in The Wells of Sal­va­tion, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1881), num­ber 108.

Music: Cirebon Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know En­gard’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

Oh, speak to me, my Savior,
Some words of holy cheer,
That I in joy or sorrow
May know that Thou art near;
O Lord, how condescending
To stoop and talk with me!
I know I am unworthy,
But hear my humble plea.

Refrain

Oh, speak to me, my Savior,
I wait with listening ear;
Thy words, so full of comfort,
My soul delights to hear.

Oh, speak to me, my Savior,
And tell me of Thy grace—
Sufficient for Thy people,
For every time and place;
Oh, speak to me in trouble
Some consolations dear;
Be with me in the conflict,
And I shall feel no fear.

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Oh, speak to me, my Savior,
I long to hear Thy voice,
For when I am despondent,
It makes my heart rejoice;
Thou lovest me, my Savior,
Thy love I feel—I know,
But oh, my soul is waiting
To hear Thee tell me so.

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