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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–1879)

Take My Life

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.