Take my life and also let it be

Author: Frances Ridley Havergal (1874)Publiburned in 1107 hymnalsPrintable scores: PDF, MusicXMLPlayable presentation: Lyrics only, lyrics + musicAudio files: MIDITune accessible on My.muzic-ivan.info
Take My Life, and also Let It Be Consecrated

Take My Life, and also Let It Be

Take My Life and also Let It Be Consecrated

1 Take my life and also let it beconsecrated, Lord, to thee.Take my moments and my days;let them circulation in endless praise,let them flow in endmuch less praise.

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2 Take my hands and also let them moveat the impulse of thy love.Take my feet and also let them beswift and also beautiful for thee,swift and also beautiful for thee.

3 Take my voice and also let me singalways, just, for my King.Take my lips and also let them befilled through messages from thee,filled via messages from thee.

4 Take my silver and my gold;not a mite would certainly I withhold.Take my intellect and also useeexceptionally power as thou shalt pick,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 imperial throne,it shall be thy royal throne.

6 Take my love; my Lord, I pourat thy feet its treasure store.Take myself, and also I will certainly beever before, just, all for thee,ever before, only, all for thee.

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Author: Frances Ridley Havergal

Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later on her father rerelocated to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she gone into Mrs. Teed"s institution, whose influence over her was a lot of advantageous. In the complying with year she states, "I committed my heart to the Saviour, and also earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany kind of adhered to, and on her rerevolve she was shown in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at various periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and also North Wales. She died…Go to person web page >
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Scripture References:all st. = Isa. 6:8, Phil. 1:20-21, Rom. 12:first. 4 = Luke 21:2-3 (KJV)

Frances R. Havergal (b. Astley, Worcestershire, England also, 1836; d. Oystermouth, Glamorganshire, Wales, 1879) originally written her text in elalso couplets as a hymn of "self-consecration to Christ" on February 4, 1874. She told the following story around writing this hymn:

I went for a tiny visit of 5 days . There were ten persons in the house, some unconverted and lengthy prayed for, some converted but not rejoicing Christians. gave me the prayer, "Lord, offer me all this home." And He simply did! Before I left the house, everyone had actually acquired a blessing. The last night of my visit. . . I was too happy to sleep and also passed the majority of of the night in praise and also rebirth of my own consecration, and these little bit coupallows created themselves and also chimed in my heart, one after an additional, till they finimelted with "Ever, only, all, for Thee."

The text is a "catalog" hymn that lists aspects of our stays and uses them in Christ"s organization.

"Take My Life and Let It Be" was initially published in the 1874 appendix to Charles B. Snepp"s Songs of Grace and also Glory (1872). A twelfth couplet was added at some later suggest, producing the 6 stanzas publiburned in the Psalter Hymnal.

Although her formal education was sporadic bereason of negative health, Havergal learned six international languages, including Greek and Hebrew, and wtoo review in many subjects. She started writing poeattempt at a very early age and was likewise an accomplished singer and also pianist. The daughter of a clergyman, she had a conversion experience at the age of fourteenager and was evidenced in the Church of England in 1853. Taking seriously her own words "take my silver and also my gold," she sent all her jewelry to the Church Mission Society to be marketed. She additionally sustained various other charitable establishments. Her even more than one hundred hymns were initially publimelted in leafallows and later gathered right into salso collections: Ministry of Song (1869), Twelve Sacred Songs for Little Singers (1870), Under the Surface (1874), Loyal Responses (1878), Life Mosaic (1879), Life Chords (1880), and Life Echoes (1883), as well as in one huge volume, Poetical Works (1884).

Liturgical Use:Christian worship that emphasizes dedication, supplying, or commitment-for instance, after the sermon, as an offertory hymn, for ordicountry or commissioning, for profession of confidence, for the dedication or anniversary of a church or congregation; fits well with many stewardship themes.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook============================

Take my life, and also let it be. Frances R. Havergal. <Self-Consecration to Christ.> This hymn was composed at Areley Housage, Feb. 4, 1874, in 11 stanzas of 2 lines, and publiburned in her Loyal Responses, 1878; the musical edition of the exact same, 1881; and also in Life Chords, 1880. It has additionally been printed as a leaflet, in miscellaneous creates for Confirmation, Self-Consecration, and for encshedding in letters, some being accompanied by her father"s tune Patmos. It has actually been translated right into French, Gerguy, Swedish, Russian, and also other European languages, and into a number of of those of Africa and Asia. The background of its beginning is for this reason provided in the HAV. Manuscript:—

Perhaps you will be interested to know the origin of the consecration hymn "Take my life." I went for a little visit of 5 days . Tright here were ten persons in the home, some unconverted and lengthy prayed for, some converted, yet not rejoicing Christians. He offered me the prayer "Lord, offer me all in this house!" And He simply did! Before I left the home eincredibly one had gained a blessing. The last night of my visit after I had actually reworn down, the governess asked me to go to the two daughters. They were crying, &c.; then and there both of them trusted and also rejoiced; it was practically midnight. I was as well happy to sleep, and also passed most of the night in praise and also regeneration of my own consecration; and these bit coupallows developed themselves, and chimed in my heart one after another till they finimelted with "Ever, Only, ALL for Thee!""

The music to which Miss Havergal invariably sang this hymn, and with which it was always associated in the publications over which she had actually any kind of influence, was her father"s tune Patmos, and the family"s desire is that this course may be followed by others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Here is just how author Frances Havergal explains the events that motivated the writing of this hymn:

“I went for a small visit of 5 days. Tbelow were ten persons in the house, some unconverted and long prayed for; some converted, however not rejoicing Christians. He gave me the prayer: ‘Lord, give me all in this home.’ And He simply DID! Before I left the residence everyone had gained a blessing. The last night of my visit, after I had actually reexhausted, the governess asked me to go to the two daughters. They were crying, and so on Then and also tbelow both of them trusted and also rejoiced. It was virtually midnight. I was too happy to sleep, and also passed most of the night in praise and also renewal of my very own consecration; and these little coupallows formed themselves and chimed in my heart one after one more till they finiburned via ‘ever, just, all for Thee’” (Lutheran Hymnal Handbook, 486).

This hymn is a beautiful prayer that God would certainly both attract us closer to Himself, and also usage us to bring others to Him. God calls us to a life of discipleship, and also our just response need to be, “Here am I. Send me.”


Critics have actually raved over Havergal’s text for practically 2 centuries. Hymn author Ira Sancrucial composed that this was “among the ideal consecration hymns in the world” (Sankey, My Life in Hymns, 81). Albert Bailey composed, “This hymn has actually had a career of good usefulness. It has generally objectified for even young kids what handy methods of serving Christ might be theirs in their every-day lives” (Bailey, The Gospel in Hymns, 405).

Each verse offers a various part of ourselves for the functions of God – our life, our hands, our voice, our money, our wills, and our love. Modern hymnals include a number of different arrangements of the message. For instance, the Psalter Hymnal ends verse one via “Take my moments and also my days; let them flow in endmuch less praise” and starts the second verse with “Take my hands and also let them relocate at the impulse of thy love.” The Worshiping Church uses the last line to end the first verse, and doesn’t encompass the former line in any kind of verse. Modern hymnals incorporate almost everywhere from four to 6 verses. Tune:Originally Havergal’s message was set to the tune PATMOS which was composed by her father, William H. Havergal, in 1847. Frances was supposedly rather adamant that this be the just tune her text was sung to, yet this was not to be the instance. Henri A. Cesar Malan created the tune HENDON roughly 1827. It was taken over to North America by Lowell Mason wbelow it easily became the tune linked with this hymn, and is uncovered in the majority of modern-day hymnals.

This is a gentle, quiet tune that doesn’t need much accompaniment. Use guitar picking or light piano via a flute or violin giving harmony lines, or a very light body organ registration. On the 3rd verse, which reads, “Take my voice and also let me sing always, just for my King,” consider dropping out instrumentally so just the voices are heard.

Chris Tomlin and Louie Giglio have actually transformed the melody a bit and also included a chorus that echoes the text of Isa. 6:8, which claims, “’Whom shall I send? And that will go for us?’ And I sassist, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” Tomlin’s chorus reads, “Here am I, every one of me, take my life, it’s all for thee.” In this variation, save the verses softer and also prosper on the chorus, which you deserve to repeat multiple times, getting louder as you repeat. The stamina and volume of the chorus renders this a perfect different to the original for a huge praise band through drums and also electrical guitar.

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This hymn deserve to be sung in any time of worship that emphasizes our dedication of our entirety selves to God, or our commitment to serve God. Consider transitioning ideal into the simple song “Take, o Take Me As I Am” at the end, or pairing the hymn through “Be Thou My Vision.”

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