Sammy’s Ear

As you might have read elsewhere on the site, I was fortunate to accompany Greensboro, NC Young Life over Spring Break on a work week in Mexico.  For more on the trip, check out the newsletter on the site.
As we began our week in Mexico, Bill Goans, who heads up Young Life’s work in Greensboro and is a dear friend, shared with us some thoughts about the prophet Samuel, to whom God spoke when Samuel was a boy (I Samuel 3).

Bill shared a short poem about that event in the prophet’s life. Here it is:

“Oh, give me Samuel’s ear, O Lord,
An open ear, alive and quick to hear
Each whisper of Your word:
Like him to answer at your word,
and to obey Thee first of all.”

Lyrics

This song was written after Bill shared his thoughts with us.

His noisy world spins much too fast, makes it hard at times to hear

Fills our hearts with restlessness and makes the way of truth unclear

Don’t we need a quiet place, where crowded souls can find retreat

Somewhere we can see God’s face and hear His whispers soft and sweet

Father Give me Sammy’s ear, father give me David’s eye

Father give me Jesus’ heart, bigger than the border sky

Father I am asking You, teach me love the way You do

Change me ’till I learn to live a life that’s full of You

Sammy heard the voice of God in the whisper of the night

David saw His fingerprint in a million dots of light

Jesus looked into our heart, saw our hunger, saw our need

Came to bring us home to God, came to show how love would be

BRIDGE

When I hear a weeping soul, let me hear a call to care

When I see a hungry child, let me see my Jesus there>

Father give me Sammy’s ear, Father give me David’s eye,

Father give me Jesus’ heart, bigger than the border sky

Father I am asking You, teach me love the way You do,

Change me ’till I learn to live a life that’s full of You.

REPEAT CHORUS

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