Take My Life

Take my life, and let it be
consecrated, Lord to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in ceaseless praise.

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.

Take my voice, and let me sing,
always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be
filled with messages from thee.

Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold
Take my intellect, and use
ev’ry pow’r as thou shalt choose

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.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at the feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.

Francis Ridley Havergal, “Take My Life and Let It Be” (1874)

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