1 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One in Three and Three in One,
As by the celestial host,
Let Thy will on earth be done!
Praise by all to Thee be giv'n,
Gracious Lord of earth and heav'n.
2 Take my soul and body's pow'rs,
Take my mem'ry, mind, and will,
All my goods and all my hours,
All I know and all I feel;
All I think, or speak, or do;
Take my heart, but make it new!
3 Now, O God, Thine own I am;
Now I give Thee back Thine own;
Freedom, friends and health and fame,
Consecrate to Thee alone;
Thine I live, thrice happy I!
Happier still if Thine I die.
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #479
|First Line:||Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, One in three, and three in one|
|Title:||Father, Son, and Holy Ghost|
"Take my soul and body's powers; Take my memory, mind, and will, All my goods, and all my hours, All I know, and all I feel. All I think, or speak, or do, Take my heart;—but make it new!"has been a favourite quotation in some religious bodies for more than a hundred years. Its spirit of self-surrender, and its deep fervour have suited both the strongly enthusiastic and the truly devout. Other parts of the hymn have also awakened more than usual interest. (See G. J. Stevenson's Methodist Hymn Book Notes, 1883, p. 290.) In the Ohio Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal1880, this hymn is ascribed to I. Watts in error. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)