Petra - Take Me In Lyrics

Take me past the outer courts
Into the Holy place
Past the brazen altar
Lord I want to see Your face
Pass me by the crowds of people
The priests who sing Your praise
I hunger and thirst for Your righteousness
And it's only found one place

Take me in to the Holy of Holies
Take me in by the blood of the Lamb
Take me in to the Holy of Holies
Take the coal, cleanse my lips, here I am
Take the coal, cleanse my lips, here I am

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  1. Tsm68 Raj

    Who has been to the Tabernacle in Timna, Israel?

  2. Rajesh Thankaraj

    I used to listen to rock in my young days and my family didn't like it and got me this tape Christian rock band Petra Praise and loved it since then.

  3. steelepls

    Who is still getting blessed by this in 2019?

    Pat Melton

    I love Petra. they were very important to me when I was first saved.

    Sherry Tellor

    steelepls ME

    Truth is King

    steelepls - yes! Almost 2020 now :)

  4. Matt

    Kent Henry’s version is better.

  5. PTL bit

    Love this one! Thanks for posting!!

  6. Timothy Maynard

    First of all, I want to thank my Lord Jesus Christ.  I grew up quickly as a child.  Through His grace, I overcame.  You ask me how God works?  I'll tell you He is mystery and adventure... mercy over folly.  He is slow to anger, quick to grant compassion.  Love never fails.  He paid the cost upon the weight of the cross.  Behold!  The Lion of Judah!!  Selah.

  7. Annette Murphy

    Great words. Amen

  8. josée thomas


  9. josephscottadams39

    I really like this song taken from Isaiah. I do hold to the Psalms and hymnals as the music we should be singing on a regular basis and that we should not be "frenzied-up" by music with annoying repetitive lyrics and beats but always in our right mind in worship, singing of what a great redemption we have in Christ. This song by Petra may be one of my exceptions.

  10. Vivindran Subramaniam

    The Father, Son and Holy Spirit

  11. Tracy Turner

    I have always loved this song! The first vocalist sounds very beautiful but the second one John, opens his voice Full Throttle to honor the Lord!

  12. TxCowPoke

    You can't help but want to fall on your knees in adoration of a Mighty Lord! I heard song when I was in my first year of seminary...the effect is the same! Even so, come Lord Jesus!

  13. Jawon Ryan

    All glory to God

  14. Matthew Page

    Such great voices.

  15. Mario Gab

    This song rebirthed me,
    So many tears
    and God started something new in me!
    God bless you!

  16. Flor Contreras

    Me encanta la música de Petra, marcó toda una época, hoy día ya no hay talento tienen que copiar lo que ya existe. Flor de Tonatzin Contreras Palacios.

  17. Gianna Costo

    Llevame al lugar Santo, pasame en la muchedumbre, mi alma tiene sed del Dios viviente🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱

  18. Rodney Gale

    No words necessary...let the Spirit fill our hearts children.

  19. Kevin Mckay

    Love the song take me in

  20. Elias Taragua

    When I was 3rd year high school, I first listened to this song and until now I keep playing it..:D

  21. kituwahband

    Played Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time with Petra blaring in the background!!

  22. Aaron Morris

    Why would someone dislike this.. Is it because they are blind

  23. bill thompson

    Whoever owns thus website...Thank you very much,this is such a jam, such a great song.

  24. Agape Forefront

    Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
    (Isa 6:5-9)


    I mostly just desire to have my own lips cleansed so I can talk freely about Him without guilt. It's rough, but I think maybe He's pleased with my desire through this song, which I love so much.

  25. edmar danola


  26. Garrett F

    My dad used to play this song when I was a kid. I love listening to this so much.

    Brittney Stark

    Same here prais god !

  27. flip and chill

    this one of my favourite songs to listen

  28. 2TimothyBand

    The Lamb Of God.  Jesus Saves.  2TIMOTHYBAND

  29. Liz BarHil

    Gracias Dios

  30. Daniel Santana

    take me into the holy of holies....

  31. Justin Koshy

    Song that lead many youth to the very presence of God....Halellujah...

    Timothy McGhee

    Justin Koshy .............(I wañt to kñow whó is that and who texted this with the virtual key bóard? )

    Timothy McGhee



    Timothy McGhee What???

  32. john urey

    This song is an awesome praise music for only Christ is worthy of my praise now and forevermore..

  33. Taylor Antley

    I'm loving Kutless' cover to this song :)

    Daniel Alonso

    It’s alright I guess. Petra > Kutless

  34. Jonathan Brandt

    I always liked to do cheesy interpretive dance to this song. I wonder how many people tried out a church and when the congregation sang this they got creeped out and never came back.


    Their loss.

    Candance Bise

    I did an interpretive dance to it when I was younger. Probably more than 25 years ago. It wasn't a song that was sang in any of the churches that we went to. The church that we attended where I danced, the congregation appreciated it.

  35. Andrew D.

    Great Song, God Bless Petra!  Search, 2 Timothy Band: Star Spangled Banner *LIVE* and More Than Conquerors.  Jesus Saves!

  36. Charles Davis

    Cleanse my lips! Here I am!

  37. Cliff Lindley

    I just returned from church and heard a message on Daniel 9:24-27 and I thought about this song.

  38. Absurdist

    Uh.... God..... Is.... Not.... Real.....

    -.- Time to grow up a bit.

    Debbie Varga

    If my belief that God exists is proved to be wrong, than I am just a fool. If my belief that God IS alive is true, I pity you. Read the Bible, and you'll know from where my pity comes.


    @Debbie Varga
    Well, it can't be proven wrong, because it's infallible, I can not, nor can any other human prove it wrong. We could learn literally everything there is to learn and you could still say there's a god we can't detect.

    If you are going to pity me, do it only because I have no hope in changing your mind.

    We know when, where and who created Christianity, we can track it's history, we know why we are inclined to believe it, we know how it spread. We know about human psychology and why humans are inclined to "believe".

    The only reason you believe it, is because you were taught it. If you were born in Saudi Arabia you would believe in Islam instead. As many do, if you were born in India you might be Hindu, in Thailand and you would be Buddhist. These people are just as certain as you are.

    But they are all wrong. Human's are really bad at dealing with information. Let me give you an example, you can test your friends with this.

    What colour is the sun? Pick before you read on.

    Now, I have a hunch that you would say yellow. So now, you can go and google that and learn what colour it is and why you thought it was yellow.

    But if you come back and still insist that when looked at directly the sun appears yellow, then you can pity me, because I can't teach you.

    June Sonaak

    if I had been raised in Islam or Buddhism, I probably would have given up on them, because there's so much to doubt, and so little to nothing to believe in. I wanted proof once. The Proof grabbed hold of me, and is still making and molding me to this day.

    Russ Larkin

    Psalm 14:1 "The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God."

    Benjamin Dover

    The fact that you exist is proof that God exists.

  39. Daniel Wright

    sometimes I wonder if older is better

    danny boy


    Ben Wessel

    It really is

    Aaron Morris

    Daniel Wright wisdom is ageless

    Daniel Alonso


  40. Allen Toler

    I love Petra! God bless them!

    john urey

    Amen brother''


    Please check this movie and comment on what you think!

  42. Liz Thayil

    Motivation from the INNER CHAMBERS:
    The Lord is taking us into the "Holy of Holies" so that we can identify with the Lord,by getting rid of all inpurities & finally the Beauty of Jesus be seen in us.
    "LET THE BEAUTY OF JESUS BE SEEN IN ME" Understanding superficially & tasting it from real experience in life are entirely different.
    WE ARE LED TO THE INNER CHAMBERS FOR INNER CRUCIFIXION OF OUR SELF.The Lord is taking us into the "Holy of Holies" so that we get rid of all inpurities & the Beauty of Jesus be seen in us.
    We are called,chosen,to change to be like HIM,before we are entering the "HOLY OF HOLIES"
    All great men& women of God who inspired us thro' songs,all saints&apostles thro' the Holy Spirit who gave us insights have went into the "Holy of Holies" Apostle Paul, Apostle John&others saw it with their Spiritual eyes before they entered it.

  43. Pat Melton

    I also love "We are standing on holy ground" and I know that there are angels all around.  Let us praise Jesus now for we are standing in His presence on holy ground.  Another one that brings me goosebumps is "We Exalt Thee" by Petra.  Wow!  You do feel the angels around.

  44. Pat Melton

    This song makes me feel that I am there -- in the holy of holies.  How wonderful it feels.  Praise you Lord.  We love you!

    Ben Wessel

    Amen to that sister

    Russell Davis

    YouTube that song take me into the holy of holies take me back to outercourse cuz I want to feel like. beautiful Hillsong take me into the holy of holies Petra Christian group Petra

  45. Gene Bryant

    word: Isaiah 6

  46. Lise Lebel

    The atmosphere in which we find ourselves when we listen to this song is an heavenly one, it touches our heart deeply.

    josée thomas

    Beautiful words..thanks...God bless you.

    Travis Newton

    Lise Lebel forget atmosphere!!! Cling to Jesus. This new age rain down atmosphere junk is just that junk. God is God no need for spiritual atmosphere. He is your need not your feelings

  47. beretta jim

    more churches need to sing these older songs. you want to see ppl get worked up for god, this is a good one.

  48. Pate Vydlák

    Výborně zahráto, skvělé, fakt, Petra měla úžasný dar chválit a osobně jsem jejich velikým fandou.. :)

  49. David Baldwin

    Classic Worship

  50. One Minute Truth

    Praise the Lord!  

  51. Sergiu Iepurar


  52. Pat Melton

    Petra was the first "new" Christian music I heard after my renewal with the Lord.  My daughter, Nicole, introduced me to these holy songs.  Thank you, Nicole.

    Chad Rasmussen

    Pat Melton amen

    Steve Chab

    Check out :)

    Oleg Sborshchikov

    ur god lets youths die
    w/o a reason
    just like that

  53. renzito649

    It's a very very beatiful song... the first group who i listened to as christian..

    Chad Rasmussen

    renzito649 niceee

    p-nut littlehawk

    far owt petraz my fave

  54. Sherrie Bird

    Thanks love this song!

  55. Jesus Herrera

    Hii! Exelent song. i have a question. this is a similar song with "Llevame a tu atrios" in spanish of Juancarlos Alvarado. who was the composer?

    Charly Dufourg

    This song was composed by Dave Browning. In fact, there's also a Spanish version performed by Petra in the Spanish counterpart of this album. Blessings for you too

  56. Sharon Burnes

    First group I listened to as a christian... :)

  57. Troy Evitt

    Half of the Baptist Hymnal is English pub songs-drinking music-with Christian lyrics replacing bawdy lyrics.Do you honestly think Fender Guitars and Marshall Amplifiers are forged in the fires of Hell or something? Stick around a few hundred years and Petra's "More Power To Ya" will sound like Handel's "Messiah". Or check out Kerry Livgren's "Seeds of Change"-Ronnie James Dio is on it.

  58. liongirlone

    I love this song. Such a beautiful message. All of Petra's music has such a deepness to it. Petra's music has made such an impact on my family over the last 25 years. My son's and daughter grew up listening to everyone of their albums-CD's. I'm so glad they listened to God, and blessed the world with it. I love John Schlitt's voice! Thanks guys!!

  59. Majdal Talon

    The best 4 minutes of my life spent, thank you so GOD!!!

  60. Robert Patrick

    read the whole verse before posting---Judge not lest ye be judged in the same manner that you judge.If you condemn someone on lets say being a murderer,unless you are a murderer yourself,your judgment/condemnation was correct.Matthew 7 1&2.


    The LORD didn't tell the Jews to teach His Laws to their children in a SONG for nothing.

  62. JoshuaJames2

    Check this one YT search.
    Take Me In (worship video w/ lyrics) .
    I have to favor this one, only because I grow up on it as a young Christian......Josh

  63. Orion

    I have to say that I like the Kutless version better.
    Not dissing this one at all. I love them both, the Kutless version is just more my type of music.

  64. Tommy Quintana

    This song is amazing

  65. deisy balcazar

    Take me in your love I want to be and worship for ever and ever ever and ever Loving you

  66. JanusPapers

    Judging someone is not the same as warning them of a cliff they are running towards.

  67. Triple MVP legend

    You should know better, also, (warning) someone of the dangers of sinful life, is also
    Loving them. (lol). For, if the LORD tells us to preach the Word of warning , then u don't ur also sinning, out of embarrasement, or worse fear not to offend anyone. Clear? Remeber Matthew 5: " Whoever does and (teaches) others God's laws, will be called great in the Kingdom. "Whoever breaks one of the (least) of these commandments, and (teaches) others to (do) so, shall be called (least) in the Kingdom". Amen

  68. Triple MVP legend

    Shame on (nothing) except homosexuals. kathy! Please, u read the bible yourself.
    It says clearly no homosexuals, lesbians, aldulteresd nor fornicators shall enter Heaven. Does it mean that they can't repent, and live a pure life, no, they can.
    It isn't judging someone when u tell them, " they're going straight, but ahead of them is a cliff".

    josée thomas


    josée thomas


  69. Karen Brown

    I will pray for Brittany and your family.

  70. Karen Brown

    God is the only judge. Read your bible "Christian." JUDGE NOT LEST YOU BE JUDGED. Shame on you! You are wrong in judging brother.

  71. jomireel

    Hola UPF: ¿Alguien tiene las partituras de esta canción... y de todo el álbum? No lo consigo ni en amazon. No mer interesa el cifrado, sino las partituras. POR FAVOR. Mil gracias.

  72. Hellhound30x

    I can feel the presence of GOD....

  73. Xander Taylor

    I used to think Petra was too rock 'n' roll for Christian music, but after listening to the Kutless version, this sounds thoroughly wonderful. Thank you for posting it.

  74. Kokobeans95

    I love this song so much. Its blessed me so. The kutless version is way to contemporary for me. This song has to be sung with this desperation. Thank you for the video.

  75. AnaaHii Roodrigueezz

    because I love petra asia is unmatched praise GOD

  76. Triple MVP legend

    but we should be (tranformed) by the renewing of our minds thru the WORD of GOD. God will help anyone to conform to His standards of life, if they seek HIM, seek HIS Word. Paul also says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, " If anyone is in Christ, he is a (new creation), old things have passed away, look, all things become new," including sexuality. " If then, you were (raised) with Christ, seek those things which are (Above), where Christ is, seated at the right Hand of GOD."

  77. Triple MVP legend

    The Apostle Paul says in Colossians 1, " HE (Christ) has (delivered) us from the kingdom of
    darkness, and the Lord has conveyed us into the Kingdom of Light. Sin is darkness, The LORD takes us out of darkness, sin. Jesus changes our hearts we don't want to commit gross sin anymore. JESUS said in John 8, " I am the Light of the World, he (who folows) ME, shall
    (not) walk in darkness". we're not saying anyone other than the LORD is perfect, yet we should not conform to this world,

  78. Pavithra

    Luv this is the cry of a child of God sung as a song!!

  79. Chas Miller

    @TTedford75 I couldn't agree more. Jesus Himself was scorned by the ones He came to save. Forgiveness is hard to fully understand when you have not completely submitted yourself to God. As Christians we are called to be like Christ as an example to those who do not know Him. In order to do that, we have to let the Holy Spirit transform us so that our default position, when being mocked or facing derision, is compassion and love vs anger and judgement or else Satan gets what he wants.

  80. Thelillydachic

    I can't help but cry every time I listen to this song

  81. TTedford75

    About Taylorcharlie36, we do not curse or speak evil to anyone. Our calling is to be like our example and love everyone, even those we do not feel deserve it, because Jesus would. Remember, a hard hard is used to being abused, and is toughened by your hatred towards him. Cursing him will never help anyone, except maybe your own feelings. Put your own feelings aside and pray for him and love him because it is what we have been asked to do by the one who has suffered so much for us.

  82. Triple MVP legend

    taylor charlie is a worthless scum. The LORD curse you, for speaking evil about

    the Son of GOD, you son of the devil!

  83. Triple MVP legend

    taylor charlie is a worthless scum.

  84. C DIZZLE

    one time i was masturbating when this song came on.... and then; it felt as if jesus himself was cupping my balls while i tugged to this ballad... true story

  85. PhilVitCZ

    @breakeranointingman or make better :)

  86. raul varela

    cuando era cristiano muy joven la escuchaba ahora que no soy nada la escucho y me da nostalgia

  87. Tammy Cruz

    me hace acordar a mi niñez
    hace muchos años jajaja

  88. A.Mary S Marngar

    God bless you petra i'm totally in love with the voices, you sings praises God. God's Glory as it was from the beginning And now And ever shall be would without end .... it will be there forever & ever..............


  89. steelepls

    Kutless touches a lot of todays youth and their sound is what alot of young folks like and want but Petra recorded the original and folks, there has never been a better Christian band than Petra. All their musicians were mastes of their craft and played to the glory of our Lord. Thank God in His wisdom that He provided a band like Petra to bless me as a young Christian and now provides a band like Kutlass to bless folks my daughter and grand daughters age. God is wisdom and God is love.

  90. Andrew Hughes

    Just had a great service at church and now when I come and listen to this I still feel a very strong annointing in this song. God Bless!!!

  91. arianevantreeck

    this morning a heard a sermon on intimacy with God..... i started thinking about this Song...glad I found it...this is soooo special

  92. dpbj602

    @Autobots07 The kutless version is a bit too heavy on the instrumentals for my taste, to me the focus is on the words in this one.

  93. Sherrie Gibbs

    @casarocca2008 Yes, the original words were "burn my lips"...and so glad Dave's song is out there. We that were blessed to have had Dave as a friend at Victory Bible Fellowship also were blessed to be upon the first to be swipe up in the Holy Spirit was we worship Jesus through this song. What a moving that was for all of us and a call to accountability, relationship with Jesus and His Body of Followers and the world.

  94. Stanimir Tahov

    Take Me In -- Petra -- The Rock Cries Out (1989)

    Вземи ме Ти във Твоя дом,
    във Святия Си храм
    гладен съм за Тебе,
    да виждам Твоето Лице!

    Вземи от тълпите, Боже,
    твой да бъда аз,
    със жажда за Твоята праведност,
    към Тебе викам в този час!

    Вземи ме Ти в Пресвятото място,
    вземи ме Ти чрез кръвта на Христа,
    вземи ме Ти в Пресвятото място,
    вземи ме Ти, изчисти, ето ме,
    вземи ме Ти, изчисти, ето ме!

    Превод по спомени от далечната 1998 г.

    06. 01. 2011 г.


  95. KBrown24

    Great song, but I think Kutless does a better version, personally.

  96. R.G. Stentje

    @annhalaseh some say kutless has the better version. i'm like, i don't think so!

  97. Mark Kosden

    one of my all time favorite..

  98. Mark Kosden

    one of my all time favorite

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  100. Anne Halasah

    this is disturbing i'm not even kidding! i was just listening to this song by kutless.. haha oh lord the difference..