Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Speak, Lord in the Stillness

Speak, Lord, in the stillness,
While I wait on Thee;
Hushed my heart to listen
In expectancy.

Speak, O blessed Master,
In this quiet hour;
Let me see Thy face, Lord,
Feel Thy touch of power.

For the words Thou speakest,
'They are life,' indeed;
Living bread from Heaven,
Now my spirit feed!

Speak, Thy servant heareth!
Be not silent, Lord;
Waits my soul upon Thee
For the quickening word!

All to Thee is yielded,
I am not my own;
Blissful, glad surrender,
I am Thine alone.

Fill me with the knowledge
Of Thy glorious will;
All Thine own good pleasure
In my life fulfill.

Emily May Grimes (1868-1927)

I read this this week for the first time. Many thanks to Shawna for posting the first four verses of it and getting me hunting for the author, during which search I found the last two verses. I found it referenced as a hymn in several places, but none of the sites referenced a hymn tune or had music. If anyone is familiar with this hymn or has a lead on its tune, I'd be glad to hear about it.


robert said...

Appreciated your testimony, and thanks for posting Emily Crawford's lovely hymn, sometimes called "The Quiet Hour." You can learn more about her on my daily blog about hymns, Wordwise Hymns for today. And if you want to hear the tune, check out the Cyber Hymnal here...

Laurel said...

Thank you, Robert. I found the link to that posting - http://wordwisehymns.com/2010/05/10/today-in-1864-emily-crawford-born/. Very interesting.