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583. Take My Life, That I May Be

Take my life, that I may be
consecrated, Lord, to thee;
take my moments and my days;
let them flow in ceaseless praise.

1 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. [Refrain]

2 Take my silver and my gold,
not a mite would I withhold;
take my intellect and use
ev'ry pow'r as thou shalt choose. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

4 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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Que mi vida entera esté (Take my hands and let them move)
Title: Take My Life, That I May Be
Author: Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879 (adapt.)
Author (Spanish text): Vicente Mendoza, 1875-1955
Refrain First Line: Toma, oh dios, me voluntad (Take my life, that I may be)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Language: English; Spanish, English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Vocation, Ministry; Commitment, Discipleship; Offering
Tune Information
Composer: William Dexheimer Pharris, b. 1956
Arranger: Mark Sedio, b. 1954
Meter: 7 7 7 7 D
Key: E Major
Copyright: © 1999 Augsburg Fortress

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