Hymn History: Take My Life And Let It Be
When Frances Havergal gave her life to Christ, she gave it totally. She loved to teach Bible classes, visiting, counseling, and singing. She also had the great desire to see others give their all to Christ as well.
One time she was staying in a home in
London with ten other people. Some of
these were unsaved, others were not
totally committed to Christ. During her stay
she prayed for these folks and after a
week her prayer was answered. On that
last night she was so excited about the change in her new friends that she could not sleep and instead wrote the words to the hymn, Take my life and let it be.
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Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of Thy love,
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,
Always, only, for my King.
Take my lips and let them be filled with messages for Thee;
Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my love, my God, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be ever, only all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.