Keep holding on, just one more hour

Keep holding on, just one more hour

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Keep holding on, just one more hour]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Keep holding on, just one more hour
May bring to thee the promised pow’r;
Keep holding on, thy Lord doth care,
He’ll not forget to answer prayer.

Keep holding on, keep holding on,
The victory will soon be won;
The longest day will soon be gone,
Keep holding on, keep holding on.

2 Keep holding on, Christ knows thy need,
He doth the hungry sparrows feed;
Keep holding on, He’ll hear thy cry,
Thy Lord is watching from on high. [Refrain]

3 Keep holding on, no hand but thine,
Can break thy hold on Christ divine;
Keep holding on and Christ to thee
Will send at last the victory. [Refrain]

4 Keep holding on unto the end,
For near at hand is Christ thy Friend;
Keep holding on till heaven’s light
Shall take the place of earthly night. [Refrain]

Source: Favorite Gospel Songs #27

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Keep holding on, just one more hour
Author: William C. Poole



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