Hold Thou My Hand!

Hold Thou my hand so weak I am and helpless

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Hold Thou my hand, so weak I am and helpless]
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1 Hold thou my hand! so weak I am, and helpless,
I dare not take one step without thy aid;
Hold thou my hand! for then, O loving Saviour,
No dread of ill shall make my soul afraid.

2 Hold thou my hand! and closer, closer draw me
To thy dear self, my hope, my joy, my all;
Hold thou my hand, lest haply I should wander,
And, missing thee, my trembling feet should fall.

3 Hold thou my hand! the way is dark before me
Without the sunlight of thy face divine;
But when by faith I catch its radiant glory,
What heights of joy, what rapturous songs are mine.

4 Hold thou my hand! that when I reach the margin
Of that lone river thou didst cross for me,
A heavenly light may flash across its waters,
And every wave like crystal bright shall be.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #726

Author: Fanny Crosby

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First Line: Hold Thou my hand so weak I am and helpless
Title: Hold Thou My Hand!
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Notes: Polish translation: See "Ujmij mą dłon" by Paweł Sikora; Swahili translation (Fass, meine Hand, ich bin so schwach und hilflos): See "Unishike! Mimi ni mnyonge sana"; German translation: See "Fass meine hand, ich bin so schwach und hilflos" by A. J. Ramaker
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Selections for the Church #60


Small Church Music #882


The Cyber Hymnal #2506


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #726

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