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"Take Time to Be Holy"



I came across this song yesterday and fell in love with the poetic lyrics:

Take Time to Be Holy (Dickman)


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 thy 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 shall be fitted for service above.
Thou soon shall be fitted for service above.

Text:  William D. Longstaff
Music:  Traditional Irish Melody
Arranged By:  Annette W. Dickman
Album:  Submitted Music (2007-2011)
Composition Date:  2007
More Info:  CMS 2007

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DAD said…
IT TOUCHED ME IN CONFERENCE
Anonymous said…
I need "more holiness" given to me first. I like the hymn "More Holiness Give Me" by Philip Paul Bliss, especially the first verse.

Mom

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