Take my life, and let it be

1
Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
Ever, only, all for Thee.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Frances Havergal wrote the book "Kept for the Master's Use" about this hymn. She finished the book shortly before her early departure to be with the Lord. There is a chapter on each of the "Take's" in the hymn. In the book she replaced the verb "Take" with "Keep" - keeping for and being kept by the Lord as a sequel to our offering and the Lord taking.

Surprisingly to me, Frances says the most difficult thing for most saints to have kept by the Lord is their voice and lips in stanza 3. It is strange that this is surprising to me, as that is my experience also. Frances tells the personal story of a young girl who could see the presence of the Lord in Frances and wanted to know the Lord so much, but Frances talked to her about other nice things expecting the girl to bring up the subject, but the girl was too shy. The girl eventually was led to the Lord by someone else, and the girl told Frances, "Ah, Miss F. , I ought to have been yours!" You can get the audiobook "Kept for the Master's Use" for free from Librivox" and you can get the Kindle version for free from Gutenberg.


Miranda Nyovane Sandamela

Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa

I was praying and this song came to my lips


Shelly Hall

Jackson, Michigan, United States

Woke up with this song.


Irene E. A

Egbeda, Lagos, Nigeria

Take my will and make it thine,

Let it be no longer mine,

Take my heart, it is thine own,

Let it be thy royal throne,

Let it be thy royal throne.

Amen.


Irene C. Mukami

Nairobi, Kenya

Dear Lord Jesus,

Take my heart, it is thine own,

It shall be Thy royal throne,

It shall be Thy royal throne.

Amen.


Shaka

Kampala, Central, Uganda

Oh God bless every one who contributed to bringing take my life and let it be and others hymns


Giyo Kevin

Douala, Littoral, Cameroon

my soul is elevated each time I just think of this song let alone singing it. I pray everyday my Christian be as sweet as this song, God helping me


Michael Bourbon

Palatine, Illinois, United States

The words to this song spoke to me this morning and was my prayer to God. Thank You


Egwu Ogechi Comfort

FCT, Abuja, Nigeria

Lord thank you for graces in my life and Mercy . Lord thanks for all the blessings u have showed me and my family . thanks you for more you are still doing and for my business, for good friends mostly mr Eto and his family may u bless him more and more in Jesus Name Amen.


Thomas Olawuyi

Misau, Bauchi, Nigeria

Lord Jesus, I thank you for the banner of Your Love upon My Life. Take My will and let it be thine..... At Your Royal Feet. Amen.