The Nail-Scarred Hand

Have you failed in your plan of your storm-tossed life?

Author: B. B. McKinney
Tune: [Have you failed in your plan of your storm-tossed life]
Published in 40 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Have you failed in your plan of your storm-tossed life?
Place you hand in the nail-scarred hand;
Are you weary and worn from its toil and strife?
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand.

Chorus:
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand,
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand;
He will keep to the end, He's your dearest friend,
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand.

2 Are you walking alone through the shadows dim?
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand;
Christ will comfort your heart, put your trust in Him,
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand. [Chorus]

3 Would you follow the will of the risen Lord?
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand;
Would you live in the light of His blessed Word?
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand. [Chorus]

4 Is your soul burdened down with its load of sin?
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand;
Throw your heart open wide, let the Savior in,
Place your hand in the nail-scarred hand. [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #513

Author: B. B. McKinney

Pseudonyms-- Martha Annis (his mother’s maiden name was Martha Annis Heflin) Otto Nellen Gene Routh (his wife’s maiden name was Leila Irene Routh) ----- Son of James Calvin McKinney and Martha Annis Heflin McKinney, B . B. attended Mount Lebanon Academy, Louisiana; Louisiana College, Pineville, Louisiana; the Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas; the Siegel-Myers Correspondence School of Music, Chicago, Illinois (BM.1922); and the Bush Conservatory of Music, Chicago. Oklahoma Baptist University awarded him an honorary MusD degree in 1942. McKinney served as music editor at the Robert H. Coleman company in Dallas, Texas (1918–35). In 1919, after several months in the army, McKinney returned to Fort Wor… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you failed in your plan of your storm-tossed life?
Title: The Nail-Scarred Hand
Author: B. B. McKinney
Meter: 11.8.11.8 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Place your hand in the nail scarred hand
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #318

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #513

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #286

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The New National Baptist Hymnal #78

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #176

Yes, Lord! #288

Include 34 pre-1979 instances
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