Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Take Time to Be Holy"

Yesterday, I sat down to sing a hymn out of my hymnal. I ran across the title of this one and thought I would give it a shot. Fortunately, I have enough piano knowledge to be able to sit down and plunk out the notes to figure out the melody. I love the words to this hymn, along with its melody. It is very soothing and inspirational. The words speak for themselves, but in essence, the hymn encourages us to focus our hearts on God, spending time with Him, and doing what is right.


Listen Here: http://www.letgodbetrue.com/worship/songs/take-time-to-be-holy.htm

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.


  1. That was the first time I had heard that hymn. The song is a great reminder that we need to spend time with the Lord, even when we are busy. Thank you for the inspirational post.

  2. Glad you liked it, Candice. :-)