That which you have hold fast till I come.@Revelation 2:25

Sophia T. Griswold, 1876; many hymnals list the author as Paulina, her pseudonym.

Philip P. Bliss (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

Oh, spirit, o’erwhelmed by thy failures and fears,
Look up to thy Lord, though with trembling and tears;
Weak Faith, to thy call seem the heav’ns only dumb?
To thee is the message, Hold fast till I come.

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Hold fast till I come, hold fast till I come,
A bright crown awaits thee; Hold fast till I come.

Hold fast when the world would allure thee to sin;
Hold fast when the tempter assails from within;
In sunshine or sadness, in gain or in loss,
To falter were madness; oh, cling to the cross.

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Thy Savior is coming in tenderest love,
To make up His jewels and bear them above:
Oh, child, in thine anguish, despairing or dumb,
Remember the message, Hold fast till I come.

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