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This song is a prayer for Jesus, the Living Word to speak freshly into our lives, particuarly as we approach a sermon or Scripture reading. "The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12, ESV) Rather than simply looking at scripture as a document that we read or study together, we must remember and pray for our time with the Word to be a true encounter, a true conversation where we sense a living person speaking into our minds and hearts. This song helps us to remember what the Lord has promised to tell us from His word - words of peace and love, grace and mercy, cleansing blood, and incalculable sacrifice. The Word is able to soften and tame our hard hearts and stubborn wills and take up residence within us. Let us ask for what God has promised to do, and look with expectency for how He will work His word into us.


Verse 1:
Speak to Your children, Son of God,
Help us to hear Your voice;
Speak with Your words of peace and love,
And let our hearts rejoice.
Tell of Your grace and mercy, Lord,
Tell of Your cleansing blood,
Tell of Your cross and sacrifice,
Tell us we are beloved.

Speak to us,
Let us hear Your voice, O Lord.

Verse 2:
Conquer our cold and wand'ring hearts,
Draw us by love divine,
Sever the veil that hides Your face,
Come, let Your glory shine.
Pour out Your power, mighty Lord,
Break ev'ry stubborn will:
Root out the unbelief within
And teach us to be still.

Verse 3:
Dwell in our hearts by faith, O Lord,
Speak for our need is great;
Tell us again that we are Yours,
Speak till our fears abate.
Speak to the day, and it shall break;
Speak till the shadows flee:
That we may know You as You are,
That we may truly see.

By David L. Ward
Based on a hymn by Horatius Bonar (1808-89)
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