Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Take My Life

Doesn't this hymn seem so fitting for women who want to serve God with their hands, heart, and life? It's almost as if the Proverbs 31 woman could have written it.

Take My Life and Let it Be
Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days -
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
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,
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,
Filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold -
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect and use
Ev'ry pow'r as Thou shalt choose,
Ev'ry 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,
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,
Ever, only, all for Thee.
Think about this next time you redeem your time,
...the next time you use your hands to make a meal,
...the next time you walk the floor with a fuzzy child,
...the next time you sing over the dish pan,
...the next time you speak kind words to a family member,
...the next time you give at church,
...the next time you give all you possess to your King.

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