New hold on the promises

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1 I am weak, O Lord, and I never can depend
On the purposes my lips confess;
But thy pow’r shall reinforce,
And will help me in my course,
More than words can e’er express.

Refrain:
Let me take new hold,
Let me take new hold,
On thy promises that must endure;
Let me take new hold
As I never have before,
On thy promises, so good, so sure.

2 Let my faith take hold with a stronger, truer grasp
On the promises thy love hath told;
Even mountains shall be moves,
That thy faithfulness be proved,
And the world thy truth behold. [Refrain]

3 Let me trust thy word, as did prophets long ago,
Let no doubting e’er my faith assail;
I would take a newer hold
On thy promises of old,
That shall never, never fail. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #18

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: I am weak, O Lord, and I never
Title: New hold on the promises
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Let me take new hold

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His Worthy Praise #18

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