Tomorrow will be the anniversary when the loved hymn “Take My Life” was written; the author, Frances R. Havergal. She was born on December 14th, 1836, and was the daughter of Rev. W. H. Havergal, from Astley, Worcestershire. She was a very intelligent young lady; she spoke several modern languages and Hebrew and Greek. A wonderful pianist with a wonderful voice, she sang in several places and people loved to hear her sing. When she was 4 years old, she started to memorize the Bible, and she was able to recite the Psalms, Proverbs, and the whole New Testament.
We know several of her hymns like, "I Gave My Life for Thee," "Like a River Glorious," and "Who Is on the Lord's Side?"
Frances shared how she wrote “Take My Life”. "I went for a little visit of five days. There were ten persons in the house; some were unconverted and long prayed for, some converted but not rejoicing Christians. [God] gave me the prayer, 'Lord, give me all in this house.' And He just did. Before I left the house, everyone had got a blessing. The last night of my visit I was too happy to sleep and passed most of the night in renewal of my consecration, and those little couplets formed themselves and chimed in my heart one after another till they finished with "ever only, ALL FOR THEE!"
Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless 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 pow’r 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.
Enjoy the lyrics and use them as a prayer.
In His service,