I cling, dear Lord, to thee

I cling, dear Lord, to thee

Author: Lewis Hartsough
Tune: [I cling, dear Lord, to Thee]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 I cling, dear Lord, to Thee;
I need Thee constantly;
I need Thy mercy for the past,
Thy grace to follow Thee.

Refrain:
I cling, I cling to Thee,
Dear Lord, alone to Thee;
Thyself reveal in pow’r to save;
Reveal Thyself to me.

2 I cling, dear Lord, to Thee,
In trials all severe;
Temptations close me so around,
With much of care and fear. [Refrain]

3 I cling, dear Lord, to Thee,
From sin to find a cure;
From condemnation set me free,
From all that may allure. [Refrain]

4 I cling, dear Lord, to Thee;
I feel so safe and strong
When in Thy smiles I may abide,
Though foes around me throng. [Refrain]

5 I cling, I cling to Thee
For pow’r to love Thee well,
To serve Thee with a purer heart,
Thy praises oft to tell. [Refrain]

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies where Jesus... #25

Author: Lewis Hartsough

Hartsough, Lewis, was born at Ithaca, New York, Aug. 31, 1823. Of his hymns the following are in common use:—- 1. I hear Thy welcome voice. The Divine Invitation. 2. In the rifted Rock I'm resting. Safety in Jesus. 3. Lead me to the Rock that's higher. Safety in Jesus. 4. O who'll stand up for Jesus? All for Jesus Nos. 1-3 are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878 (1 and 3 with music by Hartsough). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: I cling, dear Lord, to thee
Author: Lewis Hartsough

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