I shall lose none of all that He has given Me.@John 6:39
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Ada R. Habershon (1861-1918)

Ada R. Habershon, 1906.

Robert Harkness (🔊 pdf nwc).

During a campaign in Toronto, Canada, young convert with whom I was dealing expressed the fear that he would not be able to hold out. A day or two later in a letter to Miss Ada Habershon, of London, I mentioned the need for a song which would give definite assurance of success in the Christian life. The weeks passed and a couple of months later during a great campaign in Philadelphia, U.S.A., I received a batch of seven new songs written by Miss Habershon. As Dr. Torrey preached his sermon one afternoon (instead of listening!) I occupied the time in setting the seven lyrics to music. One of these was He will hold me fast. The same evening it was introduced by Chas. M. Alexander to an audience of 4,000 people. Its success was immediate, and it has continued to be a great favourite. It has been translated into many languages.

Robert Harkness

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Robert Harkness (1880-1961)

When I fear my faith will fail,
Christ will hold me fast;
When the tempter would prevail,
He can hold me fast.

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

I could never keep my hold,
He will hold me fast;
For my love is often cold,
He must hold me fast.

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I am precious in His sight,
He will hold me fast;
Those He saves are His delight.
He will hold me fast.

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He’ll not let my soul be lost,
Christ will hold me fast;
Bought by Him at such a cost,
He will hold me fast.

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