Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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
Every power 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.
-Frances Ridley Havergal

I read this poem years ago, before I even knew it was a hymm. It has since been my prayer and encouragement.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

I have never read this poem, but it is my prayer, too! Thanks for sharing and hoping all is well with you and your ministry, sister friend!

JMay said...

This is an awesome poem. Thanks for posting, made me smile :-)

Alex Aguilar said...

Amen! Great poem and thanks for sharing. Continuing to pray for you Raquel. Have a blessed evening!

Alex Aguilar said...

Hi again Raquel! Evan Wickham(Phil's brother)is performing worship on September 22nd 2010 if you were interested. I know it's a little far but you could team up with your sisters in Christ. Just an offer.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=141518459216491
God bless you!

Dasha said...

LOVE this poem!! (& song!)

MissMarie said...

Hello, This is my first time commenting on your blog. Just wanted to thank you for posting this song. It is one of my all-time favorite songs of surrender to Christ. Your blog is very encouraging. :)

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