455. Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord

1 Take thou our minds, dear Lord, we humbly pray;
give us the mind of Christ each passing day;
teach us to know the truth that sets us free;
grant us in all our thoughts to honor thee.

2 Take thou our hearts, O Christ, they are thine own;
come thou within our souls and claim thy throne;
help us to shed abroad thy deathless love;
use us to make the earth like heaven above.

3 Take thou our wills, Most High! Hold thou full sway;
have in our inmost souls thy perfect way;
guide thou each sacred hour from selfish ease;
guide thou our ordered lives as thou dost please.

4 Take thou ourselves, O Lord, heart, mind, and will;
through our surrendered souls thy plans fulfill.
We yield ourselves to thee--time, talents, all;
we hear, and henceforth heed, thy sovereign call.

Text Information
First Line: Take thou our minds, dear Lord, we humbly pray
Title: Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord
Author: William H. Foulkes, 1877-1962
Publication Date: 2001
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:16; Romans 12:1-2; John 8:32
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: HALL
Composer: Calvin Weiss Laufer, 1874-1938
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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