The old hymns of the faith were filled with great amount of teaching and challenge. Many times we sing without thinking about the words. The challenge set before us in today’s devotion is formable. Is it our desire to be consecrated to God? What would happen if we were?
(F.B. Meyer, “The Blessed Life”)
Dear Christian reader seek some quiet spot, some still hour, and yield yourself to God.
Make a definite consecration of yourselves to God. With most it would be sufficient to write out Miss Havergal’s hymn, “Take my life, and let it be,” and to sign your name at the bottom.
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 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!
Sign here ____________________
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001