Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Take Time To Be Holy

One of my favorite hymns is "Take Time to be Holy" by William D. Longstaff. I've sung it in church a thousand times since I was a girl, but it wasn't until recently that I realized that if I had just paid attention to the words in that hymn, I could've saved myself alot of grief, time, and money spent on books trying to discover how to have a relationship with God. It's all right here in the words of this hymn.

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.


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