1 Take Thou our minds, dear Lord, we humbly pray,
Give us the mind of Christ throughout each 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 generous 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. Amen.