Sabbath Rest – Speak O Lord

Last week’s hymn was written almost a thousand years ago. This one was written in 2005 by modern hymnwriters Keith Getty & Stuart Townend.

May this be our prayer today as we worship.

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.


Performed by Kristyn Getty
Video by Troy Walliser

3 thoughts on “Sabbath Rest – Speak O Lord”

  1. I love Kristyn Getty. They were in the area this past year. Wonderful contemporary Christian artist/vocalist with songs full of gospel truths, and words that are not 7/11 songs. Blessings to the Conrad family today.

  2. Oh my – I would love to see these guys in person some day. Their hymns really speak to my heart. Like you said – so full of gospel truths. And blessings to you also!

  3. Oh, Steph. I love the Getty songs, too, and this one in particular. We sang this every Thursday at the start of Women’s Bible Study. Rick had the gals sing it around the piano for the offertory on Mothers Day. Thank you for posting it today. It was a welcome blessing: the house is quiet; Aunt Ruth died last night; and, I’m so thankful for her life. You and The Gettys have helped me smile through some tears.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.