Take My Life and Let It Be


The beloved hymn of dedication, “Take My Life and Let It Be,” puts on its Sunday best, with a piano and string arrangement that gives it energy and class, but never detracts from the melody and message. It was commissioned by Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, under the direction of Wendell Kimbrough.

words by Francis R. Havergal
music by Henri A. C. Malan
arranged by Greg Scheer
copyright October 15, 2023
CCLI pending
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1. Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise,
let them flow in endless 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,
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,
filled with messages from thee.

4. Take my silver and my gold;
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as thou shalt choose,
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,
it shall be thy royal throne.