For one great favour oft I’ve prayed,
Prayed that Thy love might be displayed,
In one soft word to me conveyed –
O speak to me!

Thou sayest, “My sheep do hear My voice”;
Am I a sheep, Lord, of Thy choice?
Speak, then, and make my heart rejoice,
O speak to me!

If ’tis Thy will that I should wait
For many years at mercy’s gate,
For Christ revealed to my poor heart,
Yet speak to me!

Tell me I shall not wait in vain,
That I at length the Pearl shall gain,
Thus help me to my suit maintain,
O speak to me!