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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Poems.
I. Consecration Hymn
By 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        5
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;        10
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        15
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.        20
 
Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, ALL for Thee.
 
 
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