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The hand that holds me steady

There's a hand that safely guides me

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [There's a hand that safely guides me]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There’s a hand that safely guides me
Over all the unknown way;
And no matter what betides me,
This, the hand I love today;
There’s a hand that ever holds me,
‘Tis the hand that keeps me true;
‘Tis the nail-pierc’d hand of Jesus,
That was wounded once for you.

There’s a hand that holds me steady,
Wounded once for you and me;
And my heart cries I am ready,
Blessed Lord, to follow Thee.

2 There’s a hand that ever shields me,
When the tempter would alarm;
There’s a hand that ever helps me,
Guarding me from sin and harm;
O the precious hand of Jesus,
That was pierc’d on Calvary;
I will go where’er it leadeth,
With a willing heart, and free. [Refrain]

3 There’s a hand that leads to heaven,
Safely thro’ a world of sin;
‘Tis the hand that over Satan
Shall at last the vict’ry win;
There’s a hand reach’d out to sinners,
In their sin and need today;
There’s a hand that leads them homeward,
Wheresoe’er their feet may stray. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #224

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a hand that safely guides me
Title: The hand that holds me steady
Author: William C. Poole



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Hallelujah Songs #d146

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Life and Service Hymns #26

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Magnificat #46

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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #224

Premier Hymns #d230

World Wide Revival Songs No. 2 #d233

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