Sunday, October 07, 2007

Speak O Lord

This is a song we've been singing quite a lot recently in church just before the preaching of the word. It's written by the Gettys and Stuart Townend, who, when they colloborate, often produce pure gold. They're arguably the best modern hymn-writers in English today. It's a great help in preparing us to listen humbly and respond accordingly whenever we open the Bible. I like it a lot, so thought I'll promote it for use in the wider church! :)

Speak, O Lord

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You
To receive the food of Your Holy Word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us
All Your purposes for Your glory.

Teach us, Lord, full obedience,
Holy reverence, true humility;
Test our thoughts and our attitudes
In the radiance of Your purity.
Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to see
Your majestic love and authority.
Words of pow'r that can never fail—
Let their truth prevail over unbelief.

Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us—
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time
That will echo down through eternity.
And by grace we'll stand on Your promises,
And by faith we'll walk as You walk with us.
Speak, O Lord, till Your church is built
And the earth is filled with Your glory.

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Blogger Aidan said...

I Love the song! Thanks for posting.

2:24 am  

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