Scripture Verse

I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1


Louis J. F. Hérold (1791–1833)

Words: Fran­ces R. Hav­er­gal, Feb­ru­ary 1874.

Music: Mes­si­ah Lou­is J. Hér­old, 1830. Ar­ranged by George King­sley, 1838 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

Frances R. Havergal (1836–1879)

Origin of the Hymn

I went for a lit­tle vis­it of five days (to Are­ley House). There were ten per­sons in the house, some un­con­vert­ed and long prayed for, some con­vert­ed, but not re­joic­ing Chris­tians.

He gave me the pray­er, Lord, give me all in this house! And He just did.

Before I left the house ev­ery one had got a bless­ing. The last night of my vis­it af­ter I had re­tired, the gov­er­ness asked me to go to the two daugh­ters. They were cry­ing, &c.; then and there both of them trust­ed and re­joiced; it was near­ly mid­night.

I was too hap­py to sleep, and passed most of the night in praise and re­new­al of my own con­se­cra­tion; and these lit­tle coup­lets formed them­selves, and chimed in my heart one af­ter an­oth­er till they fin­ished with Ev­er, On­ly, ALL for Thee!

Havergal Ma­nu­scripts


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 Thou shalt choose.

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 Thy feet its trea­sure store.
Take my­self, and I will be
Ever, on­ly, all for Thee.