Take My Life and Let It Be

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879) published several volumes of poems and hymns, devotions, and other prose writings. She is best known for the consecration hymn, “Take My Life and Let It Be,” which here receives a new, contemporary setting for two-part mixed voices, piano, and optional guitar/bass, for which parts are included.

Frances Havergal was born into an Anglican (Church of England) family. Her father, William Henry Havergal, was an Anglican priest, writer, composer, and hymnwriter; her brother, Henry East Havergal, was likewise an Anglican priest as well as an organist.

With your purchase of this music, you may reproduce as many copies as needed for your ensemble, provided that all copies display the namestamp of the purchaser associated with the ensemble.

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 heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King;
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 myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.

Thus my life will truly be consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Amen.

Reproducible voices/piano score (8.5×11″) — $18