Number: 392
Title: Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord
Composer: Stanza 4, c. 1920Calvin Weiss Laufer, 1918
Author: William H. Foulkes Stanzas 1-3, 1918
Scripture: John 8:32
Theme: Life in Christ

1.  Take Thou our minds, dear Lord, we humbly pray;
    Give us the mind of Christ each passing day;
    Teach us to know the truth that sets us free;
    Grant us in all our thoughts to honor Thee.

2.  Take Thou our hearts, O Christ, they are Thine own;
    Come Thou within our souls and claim Thy throne;
    Help us to shed abroad Thy deathless love;
    Use us to make the earth like heaven above.

3.  Take Thou our wills, Most High! Hold Thou full sway;
    Have in our inmost souls Thy perfect way;
    Guard Thou each sacred hour from selfish ease;
    Guide Thou our ordered lives as Thou dost please.

4.  Take Thou ourselves, O Lord, heart, mind, and will;
    Through our surrendered souls Thy plans fulfill.
    We yield ourselves to Thee-- time, talents, all;
    We hear, and henceforth heed, Thy sovereign call.