Speak, Lord, in the Stillness

Speak, Lord, in the stillness

Author: Emily Crawford (1920)
Tune: QUIETUDE (Green)
Published in 37 hymnals

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

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

3 For the words Thou speakest,
They are life indeed;
Living bread from heaven,
Now on my spirit feed!

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

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

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


Source: Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home #382

Author: Emily Crawford

Emily May Grimes Crawford is described in the author index of the Book of Common Praise (Toronto, 1938) as a Canadian Anglican [as author of "The Master comes! He calls for thee], which she altogether was nor was not. The hymn was first published in London by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in 1890, before Emily May Grimes had ever left her native England. In 1893, she went to South Africa under CMS sponsorship to work among the Pondo tribe; then, in 1904, she married T.W.W. Crawford, M.D., and went to work with him among the Kikuyu of Kenya. Her career thus far is outlined in Julian (1907), p. 1712. The mission station at which the bride arrived had indeed been started by the CMS, but had been turned over to the newly-formed mission… Go to person page >

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First Line: Speak, Lord, in the stillness
Title: Speak, Lord, in the Stillness
Author: Emily Crawford (1920)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Worship and Service Hymnal #382

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