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Cling to the Mighty One

Cling to the Mighty One

Author: Henry Bennett
Published in 68 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Cling to the Mighty One, cling in thy grief;
Cling to the Holy One, He gives relief;
Cling to the Gracious One, cling in thy pain;
Cling to the Faithful One, He will sustain.

2 Cling to the Living One, cling in thy woe;
Cling to the Loving One, through all below;
Cling to the Pardoning One, He speaketh peace;
Cling to the Healing One, anguish shall cease.

3 Cling to the Piercèd One, cling to His side;
Cling to the Risen One, in Him abide;
Cling to the Coming One, hope shall arise;
Cling to the Reigning One, joy lights thine eyes.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9321

Author: Henry Bennett

Bennett, Henry, born at Lyme Regis, April 18, 1813, and died at Islington, Nov. 12, 1868. His hymns, written at various dates, were collected and published as follows:— (1) Hymns by H. B., Lond.: Printed for the Author, 1867. This contained 25 pieces. (2) Hymns by the late Henry Bennett, 2nd ed., 1869. This was published by request, with additional hymns (32 in all, and 6 unfinished). From these editions of his Hymns, “Cling to the Mighty One," and "I have a home above," are in extensive use. The following are also in common use:— 1. Jesus, my [the] Holy One. Jesus for Men. 2. Lord Jesus, hide Thy people. Jesus All in All. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >


Cling to the Mighty One. H. Bennett . [Trust in Jesus.] This hymn is usually dated 1864. It was given as No. 3 in his Hymns, by H. B., 1867, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines. It is found in several collections in Great Britain and America, as in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872; Hymns & Songs of Praise, N. Y. 1874, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)