While moving my office from the basement to the main floor of the church I found that I had a copy of the Baptist hymnal. Since I use the A.C.T.S. method of prayer occasionally I decided to flip it open over the weekend and use it for the Adoration section of my prayer. I wasn't picky, I just let the book fall open and here's the song that God led me to.
Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated (#283)
Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee; 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 silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold; take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my will, and make it divine, it shall be no longer mine; take my heart, it is Thine own, it shall be thy royal throne.
Francis R. Havergal
(The Baptist Hymnal ©1991 by Convention Press)
Hymns like this one are a reminder to keep our focus on God. Hymns tie us to faith of generations past. I'm glad I found this old hymnal. I will probably continue to use it in my devotional time.
Do you have a favorite hymn? Feel free to share it in the comment section.