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O spirit, o'erwhelmed by thy failures and fears

O spirit, o'erwhelmed by thy failures and fears

Author: Sophia T. Griswold
Tune: [O spirit, overwhelmed by thy failures and fears]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. Oh, spirit, o’erwhelmed by thy failures and fears,
Look up to thy Lord, though with trembling and tears;
Weak Faith, to thy call seem the heav’ns only dumb?
To thee is the message, Hold fast till I come.

Refrain
Hold fast till I come, hold fast till I come,
A bright crown awaits thee; Hold fast till I come.

2. Hold fast when the world would allure thee to sin;
Hold fast when the tempter assails from within;
In sunshine or sadness, in gain or in loss,
To falter were madness; oh, cling to the cross. [Refrain]

3. Thy Savior is coming in tenderest love,
To make up His jewels and bear them above:
Oh, child, in thine anguish, despairing or dumb,
Remember the message, Hold fast till I come. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2504

Author: Sophia T. Griswold

Griswold, Sophia Taylor Also called "Paulina," Mrs. W. R. Griswold, Sophia T. Griswold, and Mrs. E. W. Griswold. Died: May 22, 1903, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Pseudonym: Paulina. SOPHIA TAYLOR GRISWOLD (1828–1903) lived in Chicago. For many years she was a friend of Philip P. Bliss. She wrote words to songs composed by Philip P. Bliss and George Root. She married Dr. William R. Griswold, a native of Forestville, N.Y. --http://www.curiosmith.com/index Go to person page >

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First Line: O spirit, o'erwhelmed by thy failures and fears
Author: Sophia T. Griswold
Refrain First Line: Hold fast till I come

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The Cyber Hymnal #2504
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The Cyber Hymnal #2504

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