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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Hold thou my hand, O Lord when pleasures vain allure me

Hold thou my hand, O Lord when pleasures vain allure me

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Hold Thou my hand, O Lord]
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1 Hold Thou my hand, O Lord, when pleasures vain allure me,
When from Thy side my feet would turn away;
Then let Thy love, O Lord, with gentle bands secure me,
To hold me safe thro’ ev’ry trying day.

Hold Thou my hand, hold Thou my hand,
Else when temptations come, how shall I stand,
Or when in sorrow’s hour,
Helpless I feel its pow’r?
Then, now and always, hold Thou my hand.

2 Hold Thou my hand, O Lord, to give me kindly warning,
When trials come my faith in Thee to prove;
Come friend or foe, O Lord, at midnight or at morning,
Safe I’ll abide in Thy unchanging love. [Refrain]

3 Hold Thou my hand, O Lord, when shades of night are falling,
When o’er my eyes their curtains gently fall;
The through the dark, O Lord, I’ll hope to hear Thee calling,
E’en then to be my Light, my Life, my All. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #22

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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