Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


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.


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.


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.