《神啊!發聲啟我正道》(Lord, Speak to Me, that I May Speak 求主使用差遣)

《Lord, Speak to Me, that I May Speak》是Fran­ces R. Ha­ver­gal的詞作,共七節,普天頌讚收編為《宣教歌》(321),調用HOLLEY,到了譚氏主導編修新普頌,便把此歌配了另一調EISENACH,並重新翻譯成《求主使用差遣》(526),只選了其中五節(1, 2, 4, 6 & 7),可惜此新譯詞不但沒有解決歌詞不恊粵音的老問題(實情是劇化了問題),譯詞也嫌偏離原詞意思太多。上主日是公理堂的差傳主日,崇拜選了此新譯版本作回應詩歌,不知道各位堂內兄姊唱來有何感覺。我就按EISENACH的調子,做了另一個譯本如下(七節齊):

《神啊!發聲啟我正道》

Words by Frances R. Havergal
Music “EISENACH” by Bartholomäus Gesius
粵譯:海牛

參:新普天頌讚526

神啊!發聲啟我正道,
容我活潑宣講呼應;
神愛覓尋孤苦失喪,
催我亦效祢找迷羊。
Lord, speak to me that I may speak
In living echoes of Thy tone;
As Thou has sought, so let me seek
Thine erring children lost and lone.

求父引牽,使我亦能
回頭導引飄泊浪人;
神賜我食,恩賜嗎哪,
促我分享救助飢困。
O lead me, Lord, that I may lead
The wandering and the wavering feet;
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
Thy hungering ones with manna sweet.

惟願靠主加我力量,
磐石上我屹立穩當,
才可伸張關愛臂胳,
跟那怒潮惡浪相搏。
Oh, strengthen me, that while I stand
Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee,
I may stretch out a loving hand
To wrestlers with the troubled sea.

神是我師,謹領寶訓,
求能律我教導別人;
我口所宣,添祢恩翅,
飛進入人心隱私處。
O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
The precious things Thou dost impart;
And wing my words, that they may reach
The hidden depths of many a heart.

求讓我得主賜安息,
能力復再,慰問別人,
猶似恩主親說聖言,
適切合時,紓憂解困。
Oh, give Thine own sweet rest to me,
That I may speak with soothing power
A word in season, as from Thee,
To weary ones in needful hour.

求讓祢的豐富完全
盈盈在我心中溢流
如火光輝思想說話,
好宣主愛,顯祢美名。
O fill me with Thy fullness, Lord,
Until my very heart o’erflow
In kindling thought and glowing word,
Thy love to tell, Thy praise to show.

何日、那方,依祢心意,
毋嫌莫棄,請主差使,
直到那日,親見祢臉,
享主安息、快樂光榮。
O use me, Lord, use even me,
Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where,
Until Thy blessed face I see,
Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share.

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