Only a touch, my Savior's hand

Only a touch, my Savior's hand

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [Only a touch! My Savior’s hand]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Only a touch! My Saviour’s hand
A wondrous change has wrought,
And to my needy, sinful soul,
Has richest blessing brought.

Only a touch! Only a touch!
It brought me life and healing;
Only a touch! A tender touch,
His loving heart, revealing.

2 Only a touch! My sightless eyes
Beheld His smiling face;
Only a touch! My deafened ears
Could hear His words of grace. [Refrain]

3 Only a touch! A sweet “Fear not,”
When I was sore afraid,
Even on me His own right hand,
Most tenderly was laid. [Refrain]

4 Only a touch! It thrills me yet,
Nor will it pass away;
The pierced hand which once I felt,
Is on me still today. [Refrain]

5 Only a touch! It is for you,
That touch of living pow’r,
The outstretch’d hand of Christ the Lord,
Is her this very hour. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #128

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Only a touch, my Savior's hand
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Copyright: Public Domain



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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #128

Immanuel's Praise #d140

National Baptist Convention Hymnal #d36

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