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Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord

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Take thou our minds, dear Lord, we humbly pray

Author: William H. Foulkes
Tune: HALL (Laufer)
Published in 35 hymnals

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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;
Guard 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.

Author: William H. Foulkes

Born: June 26, 1877, Quin­cy, Mi­chi­gan. Died: De­cem­ber 9, 1961, Smith­town, New York. Buried: Smith­town, New York. Foulkes grad­uat­ed from the Coll­ege of Em­por­ia, Kan­sas, in 1897 and went on to the Mc­Cor­mick The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; he re­ceived the Ber­na­dine Orme Smith Fel­low­ship, and stu­died for a year at New Coll­ege in Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land. He lat­er pas­tored at Pres­by­ter­i­an church­es in El­mi­ra, Il­li­nois; Port­land, Or­e­gon; New York Ci­ty; Cleve­land, Ohio; and New­ark, New Jer­sey. He served as Gen­er­al Sec­re­tary of the Board of Min­is­ter­i­al Re­lief and Sus­ten­ta­tion (1913-18), as chair­man of the New E… Go to person page >

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