“YAHWEH” :: Some thoughts … and a FREE mp3 Download


Bono, from the band U2, penned these words that became Yahweh, the eleventh track on their 2004 album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb:

Take these shoes
Click clacking down some dead end street
Take these shoes
And make them fit
Take this shirt
Polyester white trash made in nowhere
Take this shirt
And make it clean, clean
Take this soul
Stranded in some skin and bones
Take this soul
And make it sing

Yahweh, Yahweh
Always pain before a child is born
Yahweh, Yahweh
Still I’m waiting for the dawn

Then he goes on to write:

Take these hands … take this mouth …

While recording in the studio, the U2 band members all agreed that Yahweh “was one of those songs that had to be written”. There is no doubt in my mind that Bono was (consciously or subconsciously) thinking about the words of the great hymn written by Francis Havergal, Take My Life and Let It Be. This is why, on our instrumental rendition of Yahweh, we make reference to the original hymn:

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.

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.

Take my voice and let me sing,
Always, only for my King.
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use
Every pow’r as Thou shalt choose.

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.

Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.

This is our prayer at Flyingbow Music Ministry! Thank you for your continued support. Enjoy this free mp3 from us – the title track from our GMA – Covenant Award Winning CD, Yahweh:


YAHWEH Endorsements and Reviews
Flyingbow YAHWEH Video
Original U2 Video