Speak, Lord

This is another song from the miscellaneous pile of which I have very little recollection.  It was written by Gary Ault and performed by the Dameans.

The song is an OCP song but the link there is dead. This is a folky version that is nice, but this is an outstanding version done as a piano ballad, even getting an endorsement from the songwriter!

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REFRAIN
Speak, Lord, I’m listening
Plant your word down deep in me.
Speak, Lord, I’m listening
Please show me the way.
1. Sometimes my heart is slow to follow you;
Touch me to hear and understand;
And I’m told the things you promise;
And I hope they all come true;
And I know what waits for those who wait;
And put their trust in You.
2. Sometimes I stumble on my way to you;
Stretch out again, your healing hand;
And I’m told the things you promise;
And I hope they all come true;
And I know what waits for those who wait;
And put their trust in You.
 

© Damean Music, 1978

 

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3 Responses to Speak, Lord

  1. Chris says:

    In my previous parish this song was one of my favourites and regularly used. The folky version you link to is in the style originally performed by the Dameans though the new arrangement has different harmonies. The piano version is stunning to listen to, but not easy to sing with. As an aside, the song is actually published by Damean Music is licensed to other publishers. Unfortunately, apart from the songs in the US GIA and OCP hymnals, their original editions appear to be no longer in print.

    Off-topic, I’ve been coming to your site regularly since accidentally finding it a few weeks ago and think it’s fantastic that you’re making all your hard work available to others. For those congregations who don’t have musicians, but like to sing, you are providing a valuable resource.

    A site you might consider adding to your Church Music list to the right is http://www.smallchurchmusic.com which provides free organ music downloads for traditional hymns or 20c each for others. It originates in Perth, W.A. You won’t find many contemporary Catholic hymns there, but like this site, its a useful resource.

    Once again, thanks.

  2. Chris W says:

    Whoops! As you already have a Chris as a regular contributor I’ll change my moniker to Chris W for any future comments.

  3. Lauren says:

    Thank you! Does anyone know where to get the sheet music for this?

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