1 Take my little faith and hold it,
Keep it for me, blessed Lord!
May it grow a mighty power,
Firmly rooted in thy word.
Take my all, O Lord, I give it!
Take my all, O Lord, receive it!
Take my all, for I commit it now to thee, to thee!
Take it all, I'm naught withholding!
Take it all, my soul enfolding!
Take the little all that I've committed unto thee!
2 Take my hope and keep it steadfast,
E'en amidst the fiercest gale;
Let me rest in thee, my haven,
Anchored there within the veil. [Chorus]
3 Take my feeble love and fan it
To a mighty, mighty flame;
That it never fail, Lord Jesus,
Write upon me thy new name. [Chorus]
4 Take my heart for thine own dwelling,
May thy Spirit rule and reign;
Then the work thou hast begun there
To thy glory shall remain. [Chorus]
F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs.
Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >