Scripture Verse

You hold me by my right hand. Psalm 73:23–24


James Rowe (1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in Truth and Hope, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Le­noir, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 90.

Music: Eu­la Eas­tep (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Eas­tep (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Rowe,


The Re­deem­er dear now holds my hand,
And is walk­ing by my side,
And un­til I reach the morn­ing land,
He will be my faith­ful guide.


I am His, bless His name,
His to praise and adore;
Love di­vine to pro­claim,
I am His ev­er­more!

Long out­side the fold I grieved my Lord,
And was deaf to mer­cy’s plea,
But today I seek the great re­ward,
With His grace sup­port­ing me.


I have wan­dered far, and test­ed sin,
Now I’m test­ing love di­vine,
And unb­rok­en peace has been with­in,
Since the day I made Him mine.


Soul in sin, look up, be saved to­day,
Trust the Friend who now is mine;
He will roll your bur­den all away,
And give peace and joy di­vine.