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“Lord, Give Me Pow’r to Testify”

Lord, give me pow’r to testify
To Deaf who truth ignore;
My life, O Lord, I sanctify
To witness to them more.

Lord, light a fire now in my soul
Then fan its flames each day,
O, may Thy Spirit have control
And teach me what to say.

Lord, give me wisdom then to know
The words Deaf need to see;
I would be faithful e’er to sow
The Seed that sets them free.

Lord, give me courage everyday
To speak to Deaf in sin;
Thy Great Commission I’ll obey,
A crown of joy to win.

© Written by WDB in the car on the way to Atlanta, Ga. on October 24, 1998 at 12:30 p.m.. Written at the request of a friend, Chris Boutwell, to the tune of “Lord, Lay Some Soul Upon My Heart.”

Adapted for the Deaf on March 2, 2009. Common Meter: 8.6.8.6.

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