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When you spoke

Added 14th July 2015

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When you spoke, light overwhelmed the darkness;
when you spoke, the heavens gained their hue;
when you spoke, creation echoed, singing;
Lord, speak to me and I will follow you.

Lord, you spoke, through stone and fire and rainbow;
Lord, you spoke, through angels, dreams and dew;
Lord, you spoke, through prophets, kings and children;
Lord, speak to me and I will follow you.

Open my ears, so I can truly listen,
open my mind, so I may understand.
Open my heart, so I can truly love you,
and live to follow You.

When you spoke, your words commanded healing;
when you spoke, the wind and waves withdrew;
when you spoke, the twelve left all to follow;
Lord, speak to me and I will follow you.

Lord, you speak in power through your Spirit;
Lord, you speak by scripture's words of truth;
Lord, you speak through prayer and song and teaching;
Lord, speak to me and I will follow You.
 

I started this song a few years ago and it’s gone through a number of revisions to get to where it is today - thank you to those who’ve helped me through the process.

'When you spoke' takes us on a journey from creation, through the ways God has spoken in history, the power of Jesus’ words, to how he speaks today.  It’s also a prayer that God would speak to us and that we would respond.

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We sang this for the first time today with our congregation and it was really lovely! Thank you????
Ann Bruce at 12:42 on 2nd August 2015
We've already been able to use this song a few times when Lesley has lead worship at our church. It has been well received and quickly picked up by our congregation. It's a great song.
Jon Pocock at 11:09 on 17th July 2015
Great song, sound theology and a challenge to action.
Carole Lloyd at 23:54 on 14th July 2015
Love this song. Going to teach it to my church, use it as intro to worship.
Bruce Waldron at 14:50 on 14th July 2015
Truly great hymn taking us from first til now. Thank you.
HELEN CUTHBERT at 14:45 on 14th July 2015
Thank you, Lesley. I remember when you shared this at the Resound song writing workshop in Loughborough and was struck by the scope of the lyrics. Look forward to introducing to my church. Thank you
Jonathan Knight at 12:06 on 14th July 2015