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 rushed 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 be tide; 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 thought and each motive beneath His control; Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love, thou soon shalt be lifted for service above.
-William D. Longstaff