Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Take me today

Full Text

1. What wilt thou have me to do, dear Lord?
I'm waiting on bended knee;
Listening now for thy precious word,
I long to be used of thee.

Take me, dear dear,
Teach me thy word.
Humbly I pray, take me to-day
Take me, dear Lord, to-day.

2. Where wilt thou have me to go, dear Lord?
Some errand of love make known,
Which will to sorrowing hearts afford
Sweet peace from thy heavn'ly throne. [Chorus]

3. What wilt thou have me to say, dear Lord
As onward thro' life I go?
Deep in my heart precious truth's record
Which thou wouldst have others know. [Chorus]

4. What wilt thou have me to be, dear Lord?
My life and my all are thine.
Bind me to thee with love's golden cord,
Around me thine arms entwine. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #98

Author: Clarence M. Seamans

Seamans, Clarence Milton. (Johnston, Rhode Island, February 8, 1869--July 21, 1939, Whitman, Massachusetts). Direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode Island Colony. Seamans married Annie May Bennett on October 8, 1890; they had four children. Ordained to the ministry of the Advent Christian Church, he served their churches in Pascoag and River Point, R.I.; Dover, New Hampshire; Chelsea, Springfield, and Boston, Mass.; and Rutland, Vermont. His last 19 years were spent as pastor in Whitman, Mass. For many years, he was secretary of the Massachusetts Advent Christian Conference and of the Marion (Mass.) Campmeeting Association. He was also active in the Alton Bay (N.H.) Campmeeting Association. He contributed many arti… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What wilt thou have me do
Title: Take me today
Author: Clarence M. Seamans
Refrain First Line: Take me, dear Lord
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us