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When I Fear My Faith Will Fail

When I fear my faith will fail

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Published in 56 hymnals

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1 When I fear my faith will fail,
Christ will hold me fast!
When the tempter would prevail,
He can hold me fast!

He will hold me fast,
He will hold me fast;
For my Saviour loves me so,
He will hold me fast.

2 I could never keep my hold,
He will hold me fast!
For my love is often cold,
He must hold me fast! [Refrain]

3 I am precious in His sight,
He will hold me fast!
Those He saves are His delight,
He will hold me fast! [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #339

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 >

Text Information

First Line: When I fear my faith will fail
Title: When I Fear My Faith Will Fail
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He will hold me fast
Copyright: Public Domain



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