my heart’s cry… January 12, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — alinna @ 4:12 pm

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
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 moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise;
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r 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.

“Take my Life and Let it Be”
Frances R. Havergal, 1874

i heard this song at our weekly meeting last night, and thought it was so powerful. i was talking to daniel later that night about the meeting, and was saying that i like when we sing more God-centered songs as opposed to i-centered… it sounded kind of weird, because we’re, of course, always singing songs about God at church or other christian functions, but i often feel like they have a tone of bless me and fall on me (which mind you, i don’t think is BAD.. i know that those are things that He desires to do as our Father. it’s just so wonderful and refreshing to stand and sing about giving ALL of ourselves to the Lord for His use, so that he will receive glory that has nothing to do with us.) the idea of Him taking all the parts of me and using them in the ways that He sees fit was a beautiful and challenging thing for me. it spurred me to think more about this, and to evaluate the places in my life where i make it more about me than Him. i just love these words, and i want them to be the cry of my heart.

**colossians 1:16.


2 Responses to “my heart’s cry…”

  1. mf Says:

    you know my love for hymns….they teach me so much. must admit i struggle w/ the ever only all to thee part and not becoming wrapped up in the idea that everyone does, to the point where i’m okay with myself not being all for thee. working on the daily cry of my heart….thanks bud.

  2. Bonnie Says:

    i made a comment on this one on the previous post. whoops.

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