Speak out! Speak now of the goodness
Of our awesome Lord on high
He has blessed us with the giftings
Talents we cannot deny
Prune our skill in oratory
Writing, speaking of your will
Perfect all our prose and poetry
Good words we will now instill.
Sing out! Talk now of the treasure
Often hidden deep within
We are thankful now forever
To declare it comes from Him
We will edify and strengthen
As we boldly have our say
To encourage and enlighten
And show all His holy way.
Claim now! Seal now our good purpose
Unwrap every precious gift
We know He can touch and use us
He can polish and can sift
Make us worthy vessels for you
Filled with passion for your plan
May these words now ring strong and true
As they’re heard throughout the land.