Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Last week I heard three different sermons all centering around the same thing: Obedience to Christ through wholehearted devotion to Him. Two of the sermons were built around the same verse: Luke 9:23 "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." A few days ago I mindlessly popped a CD into the car stereo. It's an album Brian gave me last year called Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern. I love many of the songs on this album and recommend it to anyone. But I keep stopping on one song. I've been listening to it over and over this week, meditating on how it fits in with the sermons I've been hearing and the ways God wants to grow me. I pray you read the words and find conviction and encouragement in your journey as a disciple of Christ.

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 Thou shall 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.

1 comment:

Jen said...

That's my favorite hymn!