- (Posted 2019-06-30) CPDL #54649:
- Editor: J. Guy Stalnaker (submitted 2019-06-30). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 73 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Orginal meloday and harmonization. Dedicated in appreciation to Rev. Dorota Pruski.
Title: Take My Life and Let It Be
Composer: J. Guy Stalnaker
Lyricist: Frances Ridley Havergal
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn
First published: 2018
Original text and translations
1 Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days;
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.
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.
4 Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite will I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use
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.
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.