What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

the Secret Garden Chronicles - Speak, Lord, In the Stillness

While sitting in the Secret Garden this afternoon, the Lord led me to discover this song in my old hymnbook.  It was not familiar to me, so I found this version on You Tube, sung by Andy Pratt. His words are the modern version, replacing the Thee's and Thy's with You and Your, etc., but the message is still so serene and comforting.  The tune is named "Quietude"....which is exactly how this feels...quiet, peaceful and as if you are in a holy place...which is where we are when we enter the Presence of The Lord...whether it be in a garden, or your prayer closet, or maybe a quiet sanctuary after the close of the services, kneeling before the altar of the Lord...  I hope you will turn on your sound and sit quietly and prayerfully sing along with this beautiful little song. You will be blessed by it, I assure you.

written by E. May Grimes


Speak, Lord, in the stillness,

  While I wait on Thee;

Hushed my heart to listen,
  In expectancy.


Speak, O blessed Master,

  In this quiet hour;

Let me see Thy face, Lord,
  Feel Thy touch of power.


For the words Thou speakest,

  They are life indeed;

Living bread from heaven,
  Now my spirit feed!


All to Thee is yielded,

  I am not my own;

Blissful, glad surrender,
  I am Thine alone.


Speak, Thy servant heareth,

  Be not silent, Lord;

Waits my soul upon Thee
  For the quickening word.


Fill me with the knowledge

  Of Thy glorious will;

All Thine own good pleasure
  In Thy child fulfill.


Like a watered garden,

  Full of fragrance rare,

Lingering in Thy presence,
  Knowing You are there.

I think I will close with these verses from Psalm 63

1.  "O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You,
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You 
in a dry and thirsty land
where there is no water.

2.  So I have looked for You in the Sanctuary...
to see Your power and Your glory;

3.  Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You,

4. Thus will I bless you while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your Name.

5.  My soul shall be satisfied with marrow and fatness,
and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips."

Praise the Lord!

I hope you've enjoyed this time of "quietude" 
in the Secret Garden with me today. 
May it bring peace and solace to your soul.


  1. As I read this post in the morning, it became like a quiet, devoted morning prayer. Thank you, Pam, for drawing us closer to the Lord.

    1. Thank you Martha Jane, for joining in this time of "quietude"...my new word for the week! Yes, I played that song over and over again as I wrote this, and God just blessed my soul with His peace. I am so glad it reached your heart as well. That is my prayer as I write. Blessings to you and yours today.

  2. Pam, what a gently beautiful post. Getting quiet literally and metaphorically can be a challenge. However, getting quiet is rewarded by simply experiencing God's presence and enjoying spiritual food.


    1. I am so glad that God spoke to you in the stillness of this post. That is my prayer as I write...that God would use these words to bring a sense of His presence to those who read. What a blessing!

  3. Hello Pam, I'm sorry that I've not been by for a few days. I am working this afternoon at playing "catch up". I do hope that your visit with Noah was a good one. I thought of you so many times over the week and prayed that you were able to soak up some good time with him.

    I love this hymn that you have shared today. Just reading down over the words left such a calming sense over me. And the Psalm you chose to use with it fits perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing your Secret Garden chronicles with us.

  4. Your garden is a beautiful place to be still and listen for God to speak.

  5. So beautiful, Pam! What a serene place your garden must be.


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