O Holy Savior, Friend unseen, Since on Thine arm Thou bidd'st me leanAuthor: Charlotte Elliott
Published in 269 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
1 O Holy Savior, Friend unseen,
Since on Thine arm Thou bid'st me lean,
Help me, throughout life's changing scene,
By faith to cling to Thee!
2 What though the world deceitful prove,
And earthly friends and joys remove?
With patient, uncomplaining love,
Still would I cling to Thee.
3 Though faith and hope awhile be tried,
I ask not, need not aught beside:
How safe, how calm, how satisfied,
The souls that clings to Thee.
|First Line:||O Holy Savior, Friend unseen, Since on Thine arm Thou bidd'st me lean|
The second line is sometimes given as "The faint, the weak on Thee may lean,".
|Instances (2)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|African American Heritage Hymnal #408||O holy Savior! Friend unseen||O Holy Savior||Charlotte Elliott 1789-1871||Robert Nathaniel Dett, 1882-1943; Ulysses Elam||126.96.36.199||Isaiah 43:3||HOLY SAVIOR||E Major||English||2001|
|Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #94||O holy Savior! friend unseen||O Holy Savior!||Charlotte Elliot (1789-1871)||Ulysses Elam; R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)||[O holy Savior! friend unseen]||E Major||1993|