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.
This morning, in my time with the Lord, He brought this song to my attention. Those who know me, know I love music. I love to sing. I love to direct music. Music just has a way of ministering to my soul. This song has numerous melodies attached to it, all of them beautiful and meditative.
But this morning, I needed to set aside all melodies and arrangements in order to grasp the power of the words. Quite honestly, I think that no matter how you try to sing these words, music detracts from the power of the words. Our natural way of singing and phrasing breaks up the powerful message. So I challenge you, read it again with new eyes. Separate any music that is going through your mind, and consecrate yourself anew to the Lord.
“Lord, Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.”