If your hand's on the plow, hold on, hold on

If your hand's on the plow, hold on, hold on

Author: John P. Ellis
Tune: [If your hand's on the plow, hold on, hold on]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 If your hand's on the plow, hold on, hold on;
Tho' the soil may be sterile and hard,
The plowshare will make
The fallow ground break,
And the plowman will have his reward;
Earth's bosom will sparkle with emerald green,
And its grain will be golden king;
The reapers will come, with loud "Harvest Home."
And the gleaners will joyfully sing.

Chorus:
Hold on, hold on, my brother, hold on,
Hold on till the prize is won;
Hold on to the plow,
And weary not now,
For the work is almost done.

2 If your heart's in the work, hold on, hold on;
Tho' the way should be gloomy and sad,
A light will appear,
The pathway be clear,
And the heart of the worker be glad;
Heav'n's portals will open, and music resound,
And the mansions of bliss will ring
With praise for the brave, who labor to save,
And the angels will joyfully sing. [Chorus]


Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #570

Author: John P. Ellis

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Text Information

First Line: If your hand's on the plow, hold on, hold on
Author: John P. Ellis
Refrain First Line: Hold on, hold on, my brother

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