Take My Life and Let It Be (Hymn)

Take My Life and Let It Be
Frances Havergal (1874)

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 4:
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.
Ev’ry pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

I like the devotional aspect of this hymn.  I like the thought that I want Jesus to take everything about me and use it for Himself and His glory.  I know that I am not much- a broken and marred vessel- but I also know that in the hands of the Potter, I can be of use.  I know that I am of no use on my own, but through Him I can find purpose in life.  What a great truth- give everything to the Lord and let Him do with it as He sees fit.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Ben, I read this before we left for church this morning. Then we sang this hymn in church for the first time I ever remember us singing it! The “coincidence” made me smile. It is a great hymn and a great thought to ask God to take all that we are for His glory. Peace, Linda

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  2. I loved hearing about you guys God-incidences! So awesome! And, I loved this hymn too! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    • I love it when God shows Himself through little things like that- things that others around you have no idea about, but you know it’s Him. I have really been thinking about the first verse when it says “take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.” That’s what I want my life to be about. I know I’ve spent far too many moments and days living for the world, the flesh and the devil. I want my moments and days to honor Him for the rest of my life. It’s a good hymn to think about!

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