Euphonium Solo – Consecrated

Euphonium Solo – Consecrated

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A long time ago, my father, Samuel Mbesi, told me that his favorite band piece was an arrangement of W.H. Jude’s “Consecration Hymn” done by Lt. Col. Ray Steadman-Allen OF. The Royal Oak Citadel Band would use it on occasion during our Sunday morning worship services. Come Christmastime this year, I decided to arrange a solo for him using the same tune. I combined that tune with the tune “Hendon,” and this is what happened. Both tunes are associated with the following text:

  1. Take my life and let it be
    Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
    *Take my moments and my days,
    Let them flow in endless praise.
  2. Take my hands and let them move
    At the impulse of Thy love.
    Take my feet and let them be
    Swift and beautiful for Thee.
  3. Take my voice and let me sing,
    Always, only for my King.
    Take my lips and let them be
    Filled with messages from Thee.
  4. Take my silver and my gold,
    Not a mite would I withhold.
    Take my intellect and use
    Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.
  5. Take my will and make it Thine,
    It shall be no longer mine.
    Take my heart, it is Thine own,
    It shall be Thy royal throne.
  6. Take my love, my Lord, I pour
    At Thy feet its treasure store.
    Take myself and I will be
    Ever, only, all for Thee.

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