Hold Thou My Hand

Hold thou my hand, O Father

Author: Anna W. Simmons
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hold Thou my hand, O Father,
Hold Thou my hand, I pray,
When shadows fall about me
And hide the beaten way,
When clouds hang low and heavy,
And storms of doubt assail,
I blindly grope and falter,
My strength of none avail.

2 I cannot tread unguided,
The upward-leading road;
I cannot bear unaided
The burden of the load;
I seek to journey onward,
I think to bravely stand,
But unaware, I stumble—
O Father, hold my hand!

3 Hold Thou my hand securely,
When sorrows dim my sight
And hide from me the beauty
And sweetness of the light;
My heart will make no murmur,
Whate’er might come, I know,
If Thou will lead me, Father,
Wherever I may go.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15116

Author: Anna W. Simmons

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Text Information

First Line: Hold thou my hand, O Father
Title: Hold Thou My Hand
Author: Anna W. Simmons
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hold Thou my hand, Father
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15116
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The Cyber Hymnal #15116

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