Scripture Verse

Do so as one who speaks the very words of God. 1 Peter 4:11


Words: Ro­bert S. Lind­say, in Mur­ray’s Songs for Sun­day Schools and Gos­pel Meet­ings (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: White & Smith, 1876), page 25.

Music: Tref­fen James R. Mur­ray, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Lind­say’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

James R. Murray (1841–1905)


Speak, speak for Je­sus, why do you fear?
Lo! He is stand­ing gra­cious­ly near,
Ready to help you, rea­dy to aid,
Speak, speak for Je­sus, be not afraid.
Does He not plead for you when­e’er you stray?
Does He not care for you day un­to day?


Speak, speak for Je­sus, be not afraid;
Speak, speak for Je­sus, speak, He will aid.

Speak, speak for Je­sus, why still de­lay?
Do not, oh do not grieve Him away.
Why do you lin­ger? Bid doubt­ing end.
Speak, speak for Je­sus, He is thy friend.
Cast all your fears away, trust Him and stand,
Ready to speak for Him at His com­mand.