Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Take Lord, All My Liberty

This song, Take Lord, Receive, is a prayer by St. Ignatius Loyola also called the Susipe Prayer or the Offering of One's self. This version is by John Foley and was surprisingly difficult to find on YouTube.

Here is an English translation of the prayer from the Latin:

Receive, O Lord, all my liberty. Take my memory, my understanding, and my entire will. Whatsoever I have or possess Thou hast bestowed upon me; I give it all back to Thee and surrender it wholly to be governed by Thy Will. Give me love for Thee alone along with Thy grace, and I am rich enough and ask for nothing more.

9 comments:

Kindred Spirit said...

This has long been one of my favorite prayers, Dymphna; I'm so glad that you posted it.

Dymphna said...

Thanks. It's a beautiful prayer.

TACParent said...

I used to have this song on one of my old albums. I loved John Foley's version. Found a very short clip here: http://www.ocp.org/compositions/7018
I think it was the Earthen Vessels album. Wonder what ever happened to it? Wonder if it would still play? It is a very good album. Makes me reminiscent of the "good old days."

Dymphna said...

I love the Earthen Vessels album. That and the Wood Hath Hope album. Both wonderful.

Barbara said...

Love this prayer. It's a good one to say in thanksgiving after Mass or after Holy Communion.

Dymphna said...

Excellent idea, Barbara.

Christel said...

This note is to TAC Parent above: You say you had a version of the St.Ignatius zprayer (Sucipe) on an old record, PLEASE tell me where I can find this prayer set to Music. I have been looking for a long time. Anyone who reads this and knows where to obtein this, please tell me, I will be so grateful. Thanks - Christel

Dymphna said...

Cristel--TAC was right--it's on the Earthen Vessel's album. You can buy it here: http://www.ocp.org/products/9464

or here:

http://www.catholicmusic.us/earthen-vessels-st-louis-jesuits-music-songs-hymns-cd.aspx

It's a good album. I should buy it on CD myself.

Christel said...

Thank you Daphna for suggesting the Earthen Vessels CD. I have ordered it. Thanks again.

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