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Just Hold On to Jesus

When the foe assails your soul

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When the foe assails your soul]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When the foe assails your soul,
Just hold on to Jesus;
When sin’s billows o’er you roll,
Just hold on to Jesus.

Just hold on to Jesus,
Just hold on to Jesus;
He’s your friend,
On Him depend,
Just hold on to Jesus.

2 When alluring voices plead,
Just hold on to Jesus;
He will help in time of need,
Just hold on to Jesus. [Refrain]

3 When the path seems rough and drear,
Just hold on to Jesus;
He will guide you, never fear,
Just hold on to Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #133

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: When the foe assails your soul
Title: Just Hold On to Jesus
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Just hold on to Jesus
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.