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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Poems. I. Consecration Hymn

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–1879)

  • “Truly I am Thy servant.”
  • Psalm cxvi. 16.

  • 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.