Take Time to Be Holy
Words by William D. Longstaff
Music by George C. Stebbins

1 Peter 1:16
"Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy."


          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 tho't 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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