Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Take My Life and Let It Be

There are no praise and worship songs comparable to the old hymns, in my opinion.

Many tunes are associated with this hymn; the melody I remember growing up is the one by Havergal, called Patmos.

When I get caught up in my own direction and my own wants and my own desires, it is good that these words come to mind - 

Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne. 

Blessed be God forever!

1. Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

2. Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

3. Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.

5. Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store;
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all, for Thee.

Notes from The Lutheran Hymnal
Hymn #400 from The Lutheran Hymnal
Text: Eph. 6:24
Author: Frances R. Havergal, 1874
Composer: William H. Havergal, 1869
Tune: "Patmos"

Thank you to lutheran-hymnal.com and lutheranmusic.com

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