Hold thou my hand so weak I am and helpless

Hold thou my hand so weak I am and helpless

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: HOLD THOU MY HAND
Published in 51 hymnals

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1. Hold Thou my hand; so weak I am, and helpless,
I dare not take one step without Thy aid;
Hold Thou my hand; for then, O loving Savior,
No dread of ill shall make my soul afraid.

2. Hold Thou my hand, and closer, closer draw me
To Thy dear self—my hope, my joy, my all;
Hold Thou my hand, lest haply I should wander,
And, missing Thee, my trembling feet should fall.

3. Hold Thou my hand; the way is dark before me
Without the sunlight of Thy face divine;
But when by faith I catch its radiant glory,
What heights of joy, what rapturous songs are mine!

4. Hold Thou my hand, that when I reach the margin
Of that lone river Thou didst cross for me,
A heavenly light may flash along its waters,
And every wave like crystal bright shall be.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2506

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Lizzie Edwards. Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, Clara M. Wilson Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24, 1820. She became blind at the age of six weeks from maltreatment of her eyes during a spell of sickness. When she was eight years old she moved with her parents to Ridgefield, Conn.,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hold thou my hand so weak I am and helpless
Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Instances (51)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #245Image
Association Hymn Book #d66
Association Hymn Book: for use in meetings for men #199Image
Best Endeavor Hymns: especially for use in Christian endeavor societies, young people's meetings, Sunday schools, and general church work #168Image
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d154
Christian Hymns #d87
Christian Hymns III #d111
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #641
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #662
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in church services, prayer meetings, and other religious gatherings #331Image
Church Hymns and Gospel Songs: for use in Church Services, Prayer Meetings, and other Religious Services #331Image
Devotional Songs #d60
Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #171Image
Good as Gold: A New Collection of Sunday School Songs #112Image
Good News Hymns #d13
Good News Hymns #d27
Gospel Hymns No. 5 #91Image
Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #91Image
Gospel Truth in Song No. 3 #d47
Great Songs of the Church #d98
Hallowed Hymns #d74
Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #178Image
Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #178Image
Hymns of the Christian Life #d123
Hymns of the United Church #d141
Hymns of the United Church, the Disciples hymnal #d138
Life and Service Hymns #257Image
Life Songs No. 2 #d87
Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #188Image
Northfield Hymnal No. 2 #331Image
Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #316Image
Sacred Selections for the Church #d128
Sacred Songs No. 2 #137Image
Sacred Songs No. 2 (words ed.) #d57
Songs of Service and Praise #d32
Songs of the Assembly: number one #109Image
Spiritual hymns of worship #d134
The American Hymnal #d205
The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d168
The Book of Praise #527
The Broadman Hymnal #d137
The Cyber Hymnal #2506TextAudioScore
The Evangelical Hymnal. Text ed. #d130
The Greatest Hymns #d119
The New Alphabetical Hymnal: Great Songs of the Church No. 2. 35th ed. #d124
The New Canadian Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for Sunday schools, young people's societies, prayer & praise meetings, family circles #393Image
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #175Image
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #175Image
The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d260
Victorious Life Hymns #152Image
Young People's Songs of Praise #139Image