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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Author: C. Austin Miles


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