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Take My Life and Let it Be

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.

Ensign, ‘Living a Consecrated Life,’ August 2017

As you can see in its title, the Visiting Teaching Message this month focused on the meaning of the word consecrate.

The hymn listed above was written by Frances Havergal in 1874. Although frail her whole life, she gave all she had to God. She memorized the Psalms, Isaiah, and most of the New Testament. She also learned Greek and Hebrew. This devout Christian was a model of being sold out to God! May we all be so blessed to start living that life ourselves today!

LDS apostle Christofferson actually defined the word correctly in the beginning of his talk, but his understanding of it was short-lived. His explanation only got worse as he continued to provide references of what other LDS leaders said about this subject.


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