Take Time to Be Holy

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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #39

Author: William D. Longstaff

William Longstaff, by Pastor Clinton Macomber William Dunn Longstaff was born on Nov. 26, 1822, in Sunderland, England. William was a business man, and the son of a wealthy English ship owner. In 1861, William D. Longstaff was 38 and married to Joice who was 33. They were living at 27 Cambridge Terrace (Tatham Street) in Bishopwearmouth (now Sunderland), England. He was living as the house proprietor. Their children were: William L., 7; Hannah M., 5; Rhoda, T., 2; and Amelia, 10 months. Others that were living there included the unmarried sister of Joice, Mary T. Burlinson, who was 32 and a cook, nurse, nurse maid, and a chair woman. In June, 1873, D.L. Moody and Ira Sankey came to England to hold evangelistic meetings. They arr… Go to person page >



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