This volume takes the author's own hymn Take My Life and expounds upon its several verses -
Take my life, and let it be
Concsecrated, 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 ldquo;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.
About the Author
Francis Ridley Havergal (1836-1879) wrote hymns and poetry, much of which was published after her death. The girls school Havergal College in Toronto was named after her.