Scripture Verse

We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Acts 4:20

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Ed­ward C. Av­is, in The Jun­ior League Songs­ter, ed­it­ed by Ste­phen V. Ford (New York: Hunt & Ea­ton, 1891) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Tell what the Lord has done for you,
Speak just a word, speak just a word;
Stand for the right, be brave and true,
Speak just a word for Jesus.

Refrain

Speak just a word, speak just a word,
Gladly His love proclaim;
Tell what the Lord has done for you,
Speak just a word for Jesus.

Early begin to bear the cross,
Speak just a word, speak just a word;
They who deny Him suffer loss,
Speak just a word for Jesus.

Refrain

Tell if the Lord has cleansed your sin,
Speak just a word, speak just a word;
It may to Him some others win,
Speak just a word for Jesus.

Refrain

Fear not the world, nor heed its frown,
Speak just a word, speak just a word;
They who endure shall wear the crown,
Speak just a word for Jesus.

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