Speak for Me

© 1998. Written by Mark Heimermann and Toby McKeehan.


What have I to offer to a world in need?
Yet, for some unknown reason, you have chosen me.
Lord, you've set my journey, you've prepared the way.
Still, I'm desp'rate for the words to say, and
All I am is willing; all I have is in your hands.

Speak for me; this my plea.
Say the words I can't express.
Sing for me a heavenly melody
That the people will be blessed.
Speak for me.

Every brief encounter that you send my way
Is a chance to show the love you gave me.
I see their troubled faces, a hunger deep inside
But I depend on you to touch their lives.
Light what burns within me, let your truth shine through my life.

Sing for me, set me free,
They will see your holiness.
Speak for me.
Cause your love will lead them on to heaven's gate
Where they can look upon your face.
Light what burns within me, let your truth shine through my life.

You're all I have to offer to a world in need.


It's well-known that dc Talk wrote around 60 songs for the Supernatural album, so 45 or so remain unreleased. Because of the timing and the people involved in this song, this is potentially one of them.

It appears on the Jaci Velasquez album.

Musicians include Jackie Street, George Cocchini, Jerry McPherson, Terry McMillan, Mark Heimermann, and Dan Needham.

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