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There's A Hand Held Out

There's a hand held out in pity

Author: Myron W. Morse
Tune: [There’s a hand held out in pity]
Published in 27 hymnals

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

Representative Text

1 There’s a hand held out in pity,
There’s a hand held out in love;
It will guide us to the city,
Where our Father dwells above.

There’s a hand held out to you,
There’s a hand held out to me,
There’s a hand that will prove true,
Whatever our lot shall be.

2 ‘Tis the blessed hand of Jesus,
O, how gently will it lead!
In its tender grace and mercy,
Breaking not the “bruised reed.” [Refrain}

3 O, how sweet its touch of healing,
To the wounded heart applied,
When the hand that bears the nail-prints,
Draws us to the riven side. [Refrain}

4 Yes, ‘tis love to me, a sinner,
Prompts this hand to reach so low;
Reaching down that it may lift me
To the heights where blessings flow. [Refrain}

5 Let me take this hand extended,
Knowing that it leads aright,
Finding every step defended
By my Saviour’s love and might. [Refrain}

6 Henceforth, hand in hand together,
Happy will the journey be,
Walking with my “Elder Brother”
Till his blessed home I see. [Refrain}

Source: The Old Story in Song #135

Author: Myron W. Morse

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Text Information

First Line: There's a hand held out in pity
Title: There's A Hand Held Out
Author: Myron W. Morse
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There's a hand held out to you
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Small Church Music #6519


The Cyber Hymnal #12400

Include 25 pre-1979 instances
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