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Take Thou My Hand

Take thou my hand, and lead me, Choose thou my way

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Take Thou my hand, and lead me]
Published in 10 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Take Thou my hand, and lead me—
Choose Thou my way!
“Not as I will,” O Father,
Teach me to say.
What tho’ the storms may gather,
Thou knowest best;
Safe in Thy holy keeping,
There would I rest.

2 Take Thou my hand, and lead me—
Lord, I am Thine!
Fill with Thy Holy Spirit
This heart of mine:
Then in the hour of trial
Strong shall I be—
Ready to do, or suffer,
Dear Lord, for Thee.

3 Take Thou my hand, and lead me,
Lord, as I go;
Into Thy perfect image
Help me to grow.
Still in Thine own pavilion
Shelter Thou me:
Keep me, O Father, keep me,
Close, close to Thee!

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #79

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >



The Cyber Hymnal #11203
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Small Church Music #5483
  • PDF Score (PDF)


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Small Church Music #5483


The Cyber Hymnal #11203

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