Scripture Verse

Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Revelation 3:11

Introduction

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Dmitri S. Bortniansky
(1752–1825)

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 841.

Music: St. Pe­ters­burg at­trib­ut­ed to Dmi­tri S. Bort­ni­an­sky, 1825 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

On this my patient soul I stay,
My Savior will not long delay;
I hold Thy faithful promise fast,
Till all my suffering days are past;
And if I to the end endure,
The crown prepared for me is sure.