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.