My Father Holds My Hand

My Father holds my hand, My Lord who loves me so

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [My Father holds my hand]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My Father holds my hand,
My Lord who loves me so;
His grace enables me to stand;
He will not let me go.

Chorus:
My Father holds my hand;
No fear my heart shall know;
He’ll bring me safe to Glory-land,
He will not let me go.

2 Secure in Him I trust
My all from day to day;
‘Mid good or seeming ill I rest,
Because He knows the way. [Chorus]

3 His love can never fail;
His mercy knows no end;
Tho’ tempted oft, I shall prevail;
He will my soul defend. [Chorus]

4 He knows the way I take;
My life by Him was planned;
Tho’ friends may fail and earth-ties break,
He still will hold my hand. [Chorus]


Source: The New Make Christ King #148

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My Father holds my hand, My Lord who loves me so
Title: My Father Holds My Hand
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Herald #d128

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The New Make Christ King #148

World-wide Revival Hymns #d161

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