Take Lord Receive

Outstretched hands - Take, Lord, receive all my liberty ,My memory, understanding, my entire will. Refrain: Give me only Your love and Your grace, that's enough for me. Your love and Your grace, are enough for me. 2. Take, Lord, receive all I have and possess. You have given all to me, now I return it. 3. Take, Lord, receive, all is Yours now. Dispose of it, wholly according to Your will
This hymn was written by American Roman Catholic priest and liturgical musician John Foley SJ (b 1939) in 1975.

It is inspired by the suscipe prayer by Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order:
Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, all that I have and possess. Thou hast given all to me. To Thee, O lord, I return it. All is Thine, dispose of it wholly according to Thy will. Give me Thy love and thy grace, for this is sufficient for me.

The song was included in the 1987 book Songs of the Spirit - Songs of the Renewal, volume 3. Second-hand copies of this book are sometimes available on Amazon, and sheet music is available from OCP's website.

The unnamed tune has an 4/4 time signature. In the key of F, the first few notes are c F c B BA GF F.


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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

A rough outline is:
1 Take, Lord, receive all my liberty,

Chorus:
Give me only Your love and Your grace, that's enough for me.
Your love and Your grace, are enough for me.

2. Take, Lord, receive all I have and possess.

3. Take, Lord, receive, all is Yours now.


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