Hold thou my hands In grief and joy, in hope and fear

Hold thou my hands In grief and joy, in hope and fear

Author: William Canton
Tune: MISERERE MEI
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1. Hold Thou my hands!
In grief and joy, in hope and fear,
Lord, let me feel that Thou art near:
Hold Thou my hands!

2. If e’er by doubts
Of Thy good fatherhood depressed,
I cannot find in Thee my rest:
Hold Thou my hands!

3. Hold Thou my hands!
These passionate hands too quick to smite,
These hands so eager for delight:
Hold Thou my hands!

4. And when at length,
With darkened eyes and fingers cold,
I seek some last loved hand to hold,
Hold Thou my hands!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2507

Author: William Canton

Canton, William, was b. Oct. 27, 1845, on the Isle of Chusan, China, and now (1906) resides in Highgate, London. He is the author of various volumes of poems, of a History of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1903, &c. Two of his poems are used as hymns in the English Hymnal, 1906, and others. 1. Hold Thou my hands! [Hold Thou me up.] First published in Good Words, May 1893, p. 333, and reprinted in his The Invisible Playmate, 1894, p. 21. 2. Through the night Thy angels kept. [Morning.] From his The Comrades, 1902, p. 233. [Rev. James Mearns. M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Hold thou my hands In grief and joy, in hope and fear
Author: William Canton
Copyright: Public Domain

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