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Clinging Close to His Hand

As I cling to the hand of my Lord each day

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [As I cling to the hand of my Lord each day]
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As I cling to the hand of my Lord each day,
What a gladness is mine in the heav’nward way!
Blessed fellowship ours all the way belong,
As my gladness voices itself in song.

Clinging, clinging by faith to my Savior’s hand;
Clinging, clinging to Him who my way hath planned;
Clinging, clinging to Jesus, my Hope, my All;
Clinging, clinging, clinging, I cannot fall.

2 If I cling to His hand when the way grows dim,
What is there I need fear, since I trust in Him?
For His love lights the way that my feet must tread,
And Faith’s daystar brightens the path ahead. [Refrain]

3 I will cling to the hand whose nail-prints I see,
And will rest in the love that is full and free;
Clinging ever to Him, of His grace I sing,
Christ, my Savior, ever to be my King. [Refrain]

Source: Assembly Songs: for use in evangelistic services, Sabbath schools, young peoples societies, devotional meetings, and the home #106

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As I cling to the hand of my Lord each day
Title: Clinging Close to His Hand
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Clinging, clinging by faith



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

A Messenger for Jesus #d22

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Assembly Songs #106

Coronation Hymns #162

Crowns of Rejoicing #d15

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Diadems #192

Enduring Hymns #d18

Gospel Bells #d18

Harvest of Light #d13

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d17

Inspiring Hymns #d22

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Joy to the World #200

Kingdom Songs #d13

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Make Christ King #149

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Make Christ King #157

Songs of Redemption #d13

The New Make Christ King #d14

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The Very Best #78

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The World Evangel #188

Triumphant Joy #d15

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