Lana Vaughan

The Queen of Questions


I mean that in the actual “do this” sense of the phrase.

Thank God it’s Friday. How often do we look at Friday not as the beginning of rest and reverence but more as the end of work and franticly trying to keep up? Do we look to the weekend for what it holds or for what it doesn’t? Are we as eager to spend time with God as we are to spend time away from the office or school or work? Are we running from or to?

The song playing in my heart today goes back more than a century. The simplicity of the words make the desire of the writer’s heart unmistakable.

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 the Lord,
And, looking to Jesus, still trust in His Word.


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.

And, yes, Thank God it is Friday!

Take Time To Be Holy

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2 Replies

  1. Matt

    Credits for the song? I’d like to know the song title and who wrote it so i can do a You Tube search.

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