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.

Refrain:
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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hold thou my hand, O Lord when pleasures vain allure me
Author: C. Austin Miles
Copyright: Public Domain

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