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.
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.
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.
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.
My life, dear Lord, I give to TheeIn humble faith and loyalty,To be Thine own in what is planned,And heed with joy Thy love’s command.
Show me the trails that turn and climbThrough lonely deeps to heights sublime,Yet never lose their touch with life,Its endless round of peace and strife.
I pray for tasks that ease the loadOn other hearts along the road;And love forgiving, patient, tried,To quicken faith and hope beside.
Gird me with light whose rays and heatShall blaze a path to Thy blest seat,That halting steps, no more afraid,May reach the goals for which they’ve prayed.
O grant me grace to serve with TheeIn love unfailing, pure, and free;Guide me in trails which few have trod,Whose winding ways lead home to God.