Hold Thou my hand (Cora S Briggs)

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  • (Posted 2023-02-24)  CPDL #72821:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2023-02-24).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: arranged by Arthur H Ryder (dates unknown) for mixed chorus and organ, copyright 1924.

General Information

Title: Hold Thou my hand
Composer: Cora S Briggs
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unknown
Genre: SacredSacred song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1904

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Original text and translations

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The night comes on, my weary eyelids close;
The time draws near when I must seek repose.
I kneel to Thee, O Father of us all.
And pray that Thou wilt hear my pleading call.

Hold Thou my hand, dear Lord,
Hold Thou my hand;
I do not ask to see, or understand;
Only that Thou wilt be
Constantly near me,
Hold Thou my hand, dear Lord,
Holding my hand.

My life goes on; some days are good, some ill;
O Father, let Thy loving presence fill
Day and night;
O hold me so I cannot fall,
For Thou art Life and Strength, and All in All.

Hold Thou my hand, dear Lord,
Hold Thou my hand;
And when temptations come,
Help me to stand.
Constantly, constantly near thee,
All shall be well with me,
Holding, holding Thy hand dear Lord,
Holding Thy hand.