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Hold Thou My Hands

Hold thou my hands!

Author: Colin Gibson (2011)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Hold thou my hands!
In grief or joy, in hope or fear,
Lord, let me feel that thou art near,
hold thou my hands,
hold thou my hands.

2 Hold thou my hands!
In fullness or in emptiiness,
Lord, comfort me in my distress,
hold thou my hands,
hold thou my hands.

3 Hold thou my hands!
In solitude or company,
Lord, at my side for ever be,
hold thou my hands,
hold thou my hands.

4 Hold thou my hands!
At every hour, in life or death,
Lord, be to me as close as breath,
hold thou my hands,
hold thou my hands.

Source: New Hymns of Hope #105

Author: Colin Gibson

Colin Gibson (b. 1933) was born in Dunedin, the south island of New Zealand. He has been writing hymn texts and hymn settings for over 20 years. His works have been published and performed in Africa, the United States, Asia and Australasia, Great Britain and Europe. He is organist and director of the Mornington Methodist Choir, Dunedin, New Zealand, a lay preacher, and retired in 1999 as Head of the Department and Donald Collie Professor of English at the University of Otago where he currently heads the Department of Theatre Studies and continues to lecture on English Literature as Emeritus Professor. He has conducted numerous hymn workshops in New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain, and has been co-editor of a number of hymn collections.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hold thou my hands!
Title: Hold Thou My Hands
Author: Colin Gibson (2011)
Language: English
Copyright: © 2011 Hope Publishing Company


New Hymns of Hope #105


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