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He Will Hold Me Fast

Words v 1-2: Ada Habershon (1861-1918);
Alt. Words v.1-2, Words v.3, and Music: Matt Merker (2013)
[Key: G]

Verse 1
When I fear my faith will fail,
Christ will hold me fast;
When the tempter would prevail,
He will hold me fast.
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path;
For my love is often cold;
He must hold me fast.

Chorus
He will hold me fast,
He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so,
He will hold me fast.

Verse 2
Those He saves are His delight,
Christ will hold me fast;
Precious in His holy sight,
He will hold me fast.
He’ll not let my soul be lost;
His promises shall last;
Bought by Him at such a cost,
He will hold me fast.

Chorus
He will hold me fast,
He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so,
He will hold me fast.

Verse 3
For my life He bled and died,
Christ will hold me fast;
Justice has been satisfied;
He will hold me fast.
Raised with Him to endless life,
He will hold me fast
‘Till our faith is turned to sight
When He comes at last!

Chorus
He will hold me fast,
He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so,
He will hold me fast.

 

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Come Ye Souls by Sin Afflicted

Words: Joseph Swain
Music: Kevin Twit
[Key: Em]

Verse 1
Come ye souls by, sin afflicted,
Bowed with fruitless, sorrow down;
By the broken, law convicted,
Through the cross, behold the crown;
Look to Jesus;
Look to Jesus;
Look to Jesus;
Mercy flows through Him alone.

Verse 2
Take His easy, yoke and wear it;
Love will make your, obedience sweet;
Christ will give you, strength to bear it,
While His grace, shall guide your feet
Safe to glory,
Safe to glory,
Safe to glory,
Where His ransomed captives meet.

Verse 3
Blessèd are the, eyes that see Him,
Blest the ears that, hear His voice;
Blessèd are the, souls that trust Him,
And in Him, alone rejoice;
His commandments,
His commandments,
His commandments
Then become their happy choice.

Verse 4
Sweet as home to, pilgrims weary,
Light to newly, opened eyes,
Like full springs in, deserts dreary,
Is the rest, the cross supplies;
All who taste it,
All who taste it,
All who taste it
Shall to rest immortal rise.

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Brethren We Have Met to Worship

George Atkins, 1819
[Key: D]

Verse 1
Brethren we have met to worship,
And adore the Lord our God;
Will you pray with all your power,
While we try to preach the Word?
All is vain unless the Spirit
Of the Holy One comes down
Brethren, pray, & holy manna
Will be showered all around.

Verse 2
[Sisters]
Brethren see poor sinners round you
Slumbering on the brink of woe;
Death is coming, hell is moving,
Can you bear to let them go?
See our fathers and our mothers
And our children sinking down!
Brethren, pray and holy manna
will be showered all around.

Verse 3
[Brothers]
Sisters, will you join and help us?
Moses’ sister aided him;
Will you help the trembling mourners
Who are struggling hard with sin?
Tell them all about the Savior
Tell them that He will be found!
Sisters, pray, and holy manna
Will be showered all around.

Verse 4
Let us love our God supremely,
Let us love each other, too;
Let us love and pray for sinners,
‘Till our God makes all things new.
Then He’ll call us home to Heaven
At His table we’ll sit down.
Christ will gird Himself and serve us
With sweet manna all around.

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Be Thou My Vision

Words attributed to Dallan Forgaill
Irish Hymn – 8th Century
[Key: Db]

Verse 1
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Verse 2
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Verse 3
Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Verse 4
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

Verse 5
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

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Begone Unbelief

John Newton and Kevin Twit
[Key: Bb]

Verse 1
Begone, unbelief, my Savior is near
And for my relief will surely appear;
By prayer let me wrestle, and He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm
With Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm

Verse 2

Though dark be my way, since He is my Guide,
‘Tis mine to obey, ’tis His to provide;
Though cisterns be broken, and creatures all fail,
The Word He hath spoken shall surely prevail.
The Word He hath spoken shall surely prevail.

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

Verse 3
His love in time past forbids me to think
He’ll leave me at last in trouble to sink:
Each sweet Ebenezer I have in review
Confirms His good pleasure to help me quite through.
Confirms His good pleasure to help me quite through.

Verse 4

Why should I complain of want or distress,
Temptation or pain? He told me no less;
The heirs of salvation, I know from His Word
Through much tribulation must follow their Lord.
Through much tribulation must follow their Lord.

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

Verse 5
How bitter that cup no heart can conceive,
Which He drank quite up, that sinners might live!
His way was much rougher and darker than mine;
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer and shall I repine?
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer and shall I repine?

Verse 6

Since all that I meet shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet, the medicine,food;
Though painful at present, ’twill cease before long,
And then, oh, how pleasant the conqueror’s song!
And then, oh, how pleasant the conqueror’s song!

Chorus
[Men]————————-[Ladies]
Begone unbelief,———-the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;
Begone unbelief,———the Savior is here;

[Altogether]
Though cisterns be broken and creatures all fail,
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail;
The Word He has spoken will surely prevail.

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Day By Day

Lina Sandell Berg, 1865
Deuteronomy 33:25
[Key: Eb]

Verse 1
Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best-
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Verse 2
Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power;
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

Verse 3
Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy Holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.

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Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

Isaac Watts
[Key: Bb Minor]

Verse 1
Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His Name?
Must I be carried to the skies
On a flowery bed of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?

Verse 2
Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?
Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

Verse 3
Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They see the triumph from afar,
By faith’s discerning eye.
When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.

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All the Way My Savior Leads Me

Fanny Crosby, 1875
[Key: D]

Verse 1
All the way my Savior leads me,
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

Verse 2
All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread,
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.

Verse 3
All the way my Savior leads me,
Oh, the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way.