I Hold His Hand

I hold to the hand of my Savior and friend

Author: J. R. Baxter
Tune: [I hold to the hand of my Savior and friend]
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I hold to the hand of my Savior and friend,
He shields me from evil till dangers all end,
He'll take me to heaven where voices now blend;
I hold to the hand of my Lord.

Refrain:
Daily I hold to the scarred hand of my dear Lord, Savior and King,
Till I am safe in that glad home, angels of God praises now sing;
He leads me so gently where still waters flow
And tells me of heaven where I long to go.

2 I hold to His hand when the stormclouds arise,
He speaks and the shadows roll back from the skies,
'Tis wonderful glory for our human eyes;
I hold to the hand of my Lord. [Refrain]

3 I hold to the hand that is steadfast and sure,
No other foundation is ever secure,
I look for the home that will ever endure;
I hold to the hand of my Lord. [Refrain]

Source: Melodies of Love #158

Author: J. R. Baxter

Jesse Randall (Pap) Baxter, Jr. (1887-1960) Born: December 8, 1887, Lebanon, Alabama. Died: January 21, 1960. Baxter grew up in De­Kalb Coun­ty, Al­a­ba­ma. In 1926, he bought part of Vir­gil Stamps’ Gos­pel mu­sic firm, which be­came the Stamps-Bax­ter Mu­sic and Print­ing Com­pa­ny, one of the most suc­cess­ful Gos­pel mu­sic pub­lish­ers of the ear­ly 20th Century. Bax­ter ran the com­pa­ny’s Chat­ta­noo­ga, Ten­nes­see, of­fice un­til Stamps’ death in 1940, then moved to Dall­as, Tex­as, to run the main of­fice. Af­ter Bax­ter’s death, his wife, Clarice, ran the bus­i­ness un­til she died; it was then sold to Zon­der­van. Bax­ter was in­duct­ed in­to the South­ern Gos­pel Mu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I hold to the hand of my Savior and friend
Title: I Hold His Hand
Author: J. R. Baxter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Daily I hold to the scarred hand
Copyright: © 1929 by W. A. Sims and J. R. Baxter Jr.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Text

Melodies of Love #158

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #278

Sacred Selections for the Church #148

Include 6 pre-1979 instances
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