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]
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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

Sophia (Paulina) Taylor Griswold Canada/USA 1828-1903. Born in Canada, she moved to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, IL. She married Dr William R Griswold, a native of New York, and they had one daughter, Eva.. She was a poet who wrote hymn lyrics for tunes composed by hymnists George Root, Philip Bliss, George Stebbins and others. She died in Chicago. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

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

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The Cyber Hymnal #2504
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The Cyber Hymnal #2504

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