May I Serve Thee


Prayerfully
1. Lord, take these hands;
Let me touch a life and serve Thee willingly,
Lord, take these ears;
Let me hear Thy words and humbly follow Thee.
I desire to rely
On the One whose mighty power can do anything.
Simple gifts I now bring;
These I offer to set before my King.
May I serve Thee.
2. Lord, take these lips;
Let the words I speak be formed at Thy command.
Grant me the will
To gain knowledge all hearts can understand.
I desire to rely
On the One whose mighty power can do anything.
Simple gifts I now bring;
These I offer to set before my King.
May I serve Thee.
3. Give my heart song;
Let the notes combine to ring eternal truth,
Lifting my soul,
Ev’ry moment let my song begin anew.
I desire to rely
On the One whose mighty power can do anything.
All I have I now bring;
To set before my Savior, Lord, and King.
May I serve Thee,
May I serve Thee, Lord.
May I humbly live for Thee.

A longer version of this song was performed at the 1998 and 2002 General Relief Society Meetings. Copyright © 2003 by Tammy Simister Robinson. All rights reserved. This song my be copied for incidental, noncommercial home and church use. This notice must be included on each copy made.

[illustration] The Good Shepherd, © Greg K. Olsen, from The Visions of Faith Collection by Mill Pond Press, Inc., Venice, Florida