Holding on to Christ

I am holding on to Christ, with the crown in sight

Author: Alfred J. Hough
Tune: [I am holding on to Christ]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 I am holding on to Christ,
With the crown in sight,
Firmly holding on to Christ
In the dark and light.
Tho’ the world may tempt my soul
With its luring dross,
I am holding on to Christ,
Clinging to the Cross.

2 I am holding on to Christ,
And he holds to me,
While each path in which he leads
Plainly I can see.
Over all I triumph now,
And secure abide,
I am holding on to Christ,
Clinging to his side.

3 If with firm, unshaken grasp,
You to Christ would hold,
Earth must be forsaken, all,
Love of self and gold.
Gladly you must suffer, then,
Ev’ry earthly loss;
If you would to Jesus hold,
You must bear the Cross.

4 If you would to Jesus hold,
Let the idols fall;
Let the blessed Christ alone
Be your all in all.
Nothing shall disturb your peace,
Tho’ the tempest toss,
While your holding on to Christ,
Clinging to the Cross.

Source: Pearls of Praise #149

Author: Alfred J. Hough

Born: Circa November 1848, Surrey, England. Hough, a minister, was living with his family in Ludlow, Vermont, by 1880, and in Hartford, Vermont, in 1900. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1890. His works include: Solomon’s Song Re-Sung Odd Fellowship in Song: Five Famous Poems, 1888 Egyptian Melodies, and Other Poems (Boston, Massachusetts: The Gorham Press, 1911) --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

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First Line: I am holding on to Christ, with the crown in sight
Title: Holding on to Christ
Author: Alfred J. Hough

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Gospel Voices No.2 #d46
Grace and Glory: a choice collection of sacred songs, original and selected, for Sabbath-schools, revivals, etc. #12Page Scan
Our Church and Revival Songs #d43
Pearls of Praise #149TextAudioPage Scan
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