Track 1: Speak, O Lord

When you record an album, you get to choose the songs which will go in it.  For this first one, my criteria was pretty simple: I chose things I like.  My musical tastes are pretty wide-ranging (you can find rap and country in my iTunes library, right up next to all those classical pieces), but I tend to gravitate toward piano pieces which express emotion.  I like to play songs which have good lyrics.  Though I cannot sing*, I think about the words as I play the song and try to communicate the message. “Speak, O Lord” begins the album because it expresses my desire to be open to God’s teaching.  In addition, the arrangement is just the best!

*Trust me on this.  I have to remind myself not to sing along with the choir as I direct, lest the Facebook livestream of the church service lose viewers.

Verse 1

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

Verse 2

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 power that can never fail
Let their truth prevail over unbelief

Verse 3

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

CCLI Song # 4615235

Keith Getty | Stuart Townend

 

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Alice Perrey

I love to praise the Lord through my music, and this blog tells of my adventures with TOM, the Shigeru Kawai. My day job is teaching English, among other things, to the wonderful students at St. Louis Christian College.

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