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Cling to the hand of the Savior

Would you tread the paths of light

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Would you tread the paths of light?]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Would you tread the paths of light?
Cling to the hand of the Savior;
He will guide you there aright,
Cling to the hand of the Savior.

Refrain:
Cling to His guiding hand,
Cling to the hand of the Savior;
Marching to the Fatherland,
Cling to the hand of the Savior.

2 Would you triumph over sin?
Cling to the hand of the Savior;
Let His might the battle win,
Cling to the hand of the Savior. [Refrain]

3 Turn from ev’ry luring voice,
Cling to the hand of the Savior;
In His keeping pow’r rejoice,
Cling to the hand of the Savior. [Refrain]

4 Trusting in His boundless grace,
Cling to the hand of the Savior;
Till you see Him face to face,
Cling to the hand of the Savior. [Refrain]


Source: Gospel Herald in Song #54

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Would you tread the paths of light
Title: Cling to the hand of the Savior
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Cling to his guiding hand

Timeline

Instances

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Gospel Herald in Song #54

Melodies of Salvation #d253

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Sunshine No. 2 #54

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