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'Tis sweet to read his blessed

'Tis sweet to read his blessed

Author: Rene Bronner
Tune: [‘Tis sweet to read His blessed word]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 ‘Tis sweet to read His blessed word,
And know each line is true;
To know His hand from day to day
Will lead me safely through.

Refrain:
He holds my hand, my gentle Savior,
All along the weary way;
While the shadows deeply hover,
And the sunlight fades away.
Oh, let me cling to him believing
In his mighty pow’r and love;
He holds my hand secure forever,
Through the paths that lead above.

2 ‘Tis sweet to hear his loving voice
In all that’s good and pure;
To know that when I walk with him,
My path is safe and sure. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis sweet to know that someone cares
When sorrows fill my heart;
To know his hand will dry my tears,
When I have done my part. [Refrain]

4 ‘Tis sweet to feel this Friend so near
When trials overtake;
Who gave his life that I might live,
Enduring for my sake. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #26

Author: Rene Bronner

Born: Date unk­nown, but songs by Bron­ner were in pub­li­ca­tion by 1905. We do not know if this au­thor was a man or wo­man, but we have seen at least one ref­er­ence to a lyr­i­cist named Mrs. Re­ne Bron­ner. Bron­ner’s works in­clude: Under the Christ­mas Star, with Hen­ry Pe­trie (New York: Lo­renz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1914) © The Cyber Hymnal™ http://www.hymntime.com/tch. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis sweet to read his blessed
Author: Rene Bronner
Refrain First Line: He holds my hand, my gentle Savior



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