The way we sang it in the denomination of my youth:
Take my silver and my gold:
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my moments and my days;
Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
The way we sing it in our current church, which, as far as I can tell, is the original:
Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.
I’d like to know the story behind that one. I’ve long felt that there is often a prejudice against intellect in the Pentecostal tradition, but I didn’t realize they went all out and changed hymn lyrics to exclude the very mention of the word!
Anyone know more about this?