Take My Life

Take My Life. It’s a statement, it’s a prayer, it’s a song, it’s a plea. Take my life is a worship song sung by Chris Tomlin. I first heard this song maybe 2 or 3 years ago when I was in college. I was a student at the University of Tennessee – an openly non-Christian school. UT is always on the list of the top twenty party schools in the country. At one time it made it up to somewhere in the top ten. There were fliers posted around campus with the theme of “Let’s make this the number one party school in the country.” Professors would cut class short because so that we could make “happy hour.” Professors would give extra credit for a six pack. Yeah you get my drift. Obviously this school, and the values it promotes, are not Christian.

So, when I heard this song, it became my “theme song” for walking around campus. As I was walking to my various classes around campus and seeing “the world” displayed around me, I just made sure I had the iPod on and I loved it when I heard this song. This song is a direct contrast to the values that the university displayed. But that’s what the Christian life is – a direct contrast to the world’s values.

Yes, the song itself is a good one, and Chris Tomlin sings it very well. However, the words are better. So, if you can’t sing the song, then just speak the words to God; make it your prayer.

Lyrics:

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice and let me sing
always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold
not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
every power as You choose.

Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it’s all for Thee.

Take my will and make it Thine
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is Thine own
it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord I pour
at Your feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be
ever, only, all for Thee.
Take myself and I will be
ever, only, all for Thee.

Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it’s all for Thee.

(Take my life, Lord take my life. Take all of me)

Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it’s all for Thee.

– Adam Smith

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3 thoughts on “Take My Life

  1. thevangelisthug says:

    That’s a great song. At my church on worship band plays it alot. The lyrics are great, sounds great, and at the same time you don’t even realize your praying to God because it sounds so good. I also agree with the Christians are a contrast to the world. It’s so true when I first became Christian and I went out public my popularity went down. I was known as “Preacher Man” they may think that’s a put down but I love it. It’s good to know in the end there will be a reward.

  2. Adam Smith says:

    Preacher Man,

    Amen brother. I can think of a whole lot of worse nicknames to have. Stay strong in Christ.

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