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Take Time to Be Holy

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1. Take time to be holy, speak oft with thy Lord;
Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word.
Make friends of God’s children, help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing His blessing to seek.

2. Take time to be holy, the world rushes on;
Spend much time in secret, with Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus, like Him thou shalt be;
Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see.

3. Take time to be holy, let Him be thy Guide;
And run not before Him, whatever betide.
In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord,
And, looking to Jesus, still trust in His Word.

4. Take time to be holy, be calm in thy soul,
Each thought and each motive beneath His control.
Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love,
Thou soon shalt be fitted for service above.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #39

Author: William D. Longstaff

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Chalice Hymnal #572

Complete Mission Praise #625


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #418


Hymns of Faith #415

Hymns of the Saints #180

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #422

Rejoice Hymns #413


Sing Joyfully #171


Small Church Music #121

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #329


The Celebration Hymnal #656

The Covenant Hymnal #377


The Cyber Hymnal #6473


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #441


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #442

The New National Baptist Hymnal #353

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The Worshiping Church #540


Timeless Truths #1022

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Worship and Rejoice #483

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #500

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #458

The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #159

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