TODAY'S THEME: The Taken Heart
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Lord! take my heart, and let it be
Forever closed to all but thee.
Seal thou my breast, and let me wear
That pledge of love for ever there.

Hymn 193, Presbyterian Hymnal
Joseph T. Duryea


(Note: It is said that Mahatma Gandhi incorporated the
following poem into his daily prayers. -Lisa)

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord to Thee.

Take my heart and let it be
Full saturated, Love, with Thee.

Take my eyes and let them be
Intoxicated, God, with Thee.

Take my hands and let them be
Engaged in seeing Truth for Thee.

Swami Rama Tirtha (1893-1906)
aka Gossain Tirtha Rama
Indian HIndu guru and poet
Courtesy of

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days --
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my will and make it Thine --
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart -- it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne,
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Hymn "Take My Life and Let it Be,"
verses 1 and 5
by Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
Prolific British hymn writer

Words are the voice of the heart.

Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.)
Chinese social philosopher


The worst prison would be a closed heart.

Pope John Paul II
264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

And now, the Last Word:

It is only with the heart that one can
see rightly; what is essential
is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Expery (1904-1944)
French writer and aviator who disappeared
while flying on a mission to collect data
on German troop movements.



























Bonus quote:
I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to
be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.

Mary Cassatt
American painter


"Everyone can be great,
because everyone
can serve."
Martin Luther King


On today's
Home Page:

Presbyterian Hymn;
Swami Rama Tirtha;
Frances Havergal;
Pope John Paul II;
Antoine de Saint-Expery