Take Time to be Holy

Words by W. D. Longstaff Music by Geo. C. Stebbins

"Take time to be holy,
Speak oft with thy Lord.”

Mr. Longstaff, of Sunderland, England, wrote this hymn after hearing a sermon at New Brighton on ”Be ye holy as I am holy.” "Take Time to be Holy” was first published in Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs and Solos, in 1891. It has been much used in holiness-meetings, both in this country and Great Britain. Mr. Longstaff was the treasurer of Bethesda Chapel, in Sunderland, when we held our first meetings in that town, and was the first one to write anything in relation to our meetings in Great Britain.