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I cling to my Savior's dear

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1. I cling to my Saviour's dear hand all the way
That close to his side I may be;
For dearer he grows to my heart ev'ry day,
Unspeakably precious is he.

Unspeakably precious is he,
Unspeakably precious to me;
His life for my life he gave on the tree:
Unspeakably precious is he.

2. Oh, sweeter each hour are his whispers to me,
And brighter each moment his smile;
More love in his eyes ev'ry hour I can see,
For dearer he grows all the while. [Chorus]

3. I walk in the light of his glory divine,
And heed not the thorns that I meet;
The hand of the Crucified One is in mine,
He guideth my wandering feet. [Chorus]

4. Thro' sunshine and shadows, till death I will cling
To him who has suffered for me;
The wonderful love of my heavenly King
My song thro' the ages shall be. [Chorus]

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #208

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 cling to my Savior's dear
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Unspeakably precious is he
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