Hold Thou my hand: so weak I am, and helpless

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.
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.
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.
Berniece Penner

Elmhurst, NY, United States

"So weak I am and helpless." What comfort that in my weakness, I can lean on an all-knowing, all-powerful God, trusting that His ways are best.

Deborah Kirabo

Kampala, Uganda

Today, it's 1:34am. I just wake up to this song, and singing it over and over, my heart finds peace in it. Somehow I have been hamming it whenever I am missing my parents but this time I woke up singing it and I only give God the glory through Christ my Lord and Savior

Mnason Tweheyo

Kampala, Uganda

Woke up this morning seeing only darkness before me but singing this hymn and getting assurance of His sunlight divine has made the time reach 15 26 as I write this message. I am still alive seeing and praising the Lord Jesus's presences. What a savior what a holding hand! I will not dare take another step without they aid.

David Livingstone Nsibo

Pretoria, South Africa

This song speaks volumes to my heart. There are times when I feel, everything around me is heavy and all I need is for the Lord to hold my hand. God have mercy.

Pamela Bensley

Toronto, ON, Canada

Woke this morning, with many decisions ahead and faced with busy days.. while praying these words were brought to my mjnd by my dear Lord. They gave me new strength and revived my soul. Thank You Father.

Elaine Reid

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

This is a hymn that I remember hearing as a child many many years ago. I can't remember if we sang it as a family or my big sister sang it to me.

I remember though that even as a small child there was something comforting about this hymn.

Today as a Christian it reminds me of God's bigness and my smallness; of my inadequacies and His all sufficient grace.

This hymn still brings me comfort.

Rosaline Rowe-Taylor

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Wonderful Song that brings you into your spirit in such oneness with the Triune God Himself. It meets you at the point of deepest needs when there is no one to turn to; when all the props are being dismantled or when the attacks of the enemy assail. It is reassuring soothing and comforting. Reassuring you that this is the pathway chosen for you and reminding you that other faithfuls are trudging the same pathway and that the Lord is neigh.

Bill Bresnen

Heswall, Wirral, United Kingdom

Great thoughts - powerfully words.