Monday, December 21, 2009

Favorite Hymn

My friend Lindsay is always posting encouraging stuff on Facebook and her sweet blog. The other day she put some lyrics of my favorite hymn on Facebook and I can't seem to get the song out of my mind. I love hymns. So much nostalgia associated with them and there is beautiful doctrine woven throughout. I used to have this particular hymn posted on my bathroom wall, so I would see it every morning. So simple, but I just find myself so drawn to this prayer.

Take My Life by Frances R. Havergal

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
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 moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise;
Take my intellect and use
Every 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 Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.
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Lindsay said...

You should check out that cd I mentioned on fb... it's really good. :)

Chet and Brianne said...

I love this hymn... so beautiful and powerful.

By the way... we got your Christmas card the other day! Love the picture of all of you! Jack looks so good! Hope you are having a blessed holiday season!

Julie said...

This is one of my favorites too! I have a great recording of it by a group called Shane and Shane. Thanks for posting the words...I love to read them too!

Karli said...

I, too, love this hymn. My family sang it in the car when we were taking my sister to the plane when she was leaving for Peru... so now it has an extra special spot in my heart.

thanks for the repost...