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Take Time to Be Holy

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 395
Text: William D. Longstaff, 1822-1894
Music: George C. Stebbins, 1846-1945
Tune: HOLINESS, Meter: 65.65 D

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. 

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