- (Posted 2016-11-14) CPDL #41859:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-14). Score information: A4, 1 page, 27 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Take my life, and let it be
Composer: Edward John Hopkins
Lyricist: Frances Ridley Havergal
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 77. 77. D
Original text and translations
1 Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days;
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
2 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.
3 Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.
4 Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite will I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
5 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.
6 Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.