By Request, ‘Lord, Take All That I Have’

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights…” (James 1:17)

Requested by Erlene, Lord, Take All That I Have, by Carroll Roberson.

Every good thing we have, every good thing that we know–it all traces back to the Father.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

4 responses to “By Request, ‘Lord, Take All That I Have’

  • Erlene Talbott

    Thank you. I love this song, and it is, as you say, a reminder of what Scripture tells us.
    I don’t really have much to offer, but I know that such as I have is a gift from my Father, and I am grateful.


  • Joshua M. Swanson

    Nice song! I am also grateful for all the things God has given me.


  • Phoebe

    An interesting variation on the “Suscipe” prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola: “Lord, take all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my will. All that I am and all that I have come from you; take them again and use them according to your will. Give me only your love and your grace and I will want [i.e., lack] for nothing.” I pray that prayer every day as part of my morning offering prayers.

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  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Wonderful lyrics. Reminds me of Romans 12:1-2 telling us to offer ourselves to God as living sacrifices.


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