Saturday, April 14, 2018

Comment on a Hymn

'Take My Life, and Let It Be'

Here's a hymn that is familiar enough to us. We've sung it before. And yet, if you take a moment to consider the words that we are singing, this hymn reflects a radical expression of love and discipleship to Jesus. By this hymn we are offering every aspect of our lives - our moments, hands, voice, silver, will, love and all the rest of who we are - every aspect for Jesus to use in any way He thinks best. Any way He thinks best!

Read it over and then think about whether you are ready to sing it.

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.