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Sunday Song: Take My Life

On weekdays during the season of Lent, we post daily meditations on our website, and on Sundays this year we include a piece of music, as well. These songs are submitted by parish family members and friends of Christ Church, and meant to uplift, comfort, and inspire. This week's song was submitted by our parishioner, Donna, and we hope that you enjoy.

"Contemporary “Praise Songs” have long been a love of mine, playing quietly in my car as I drive; they inspire and center me, and this is the song I chose to share with you in this Lent. I believed that the lyrics were written by Chris Tomlin. I discovered, in researching the song that the words were first written in 1874 by Frances R. Havergil and it may, in fact, go back even farther to the early 1800s. They are a humble prayer to God."

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 You 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 Your feet its treasure store

Take myself and I will be

ever, only, all for Thee.

Take myself and I will be

ever, only, all for Thee.

Here am I, all of me.

Take my life, it's all for Thee.

May we walk humbly with our God.


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