I…will hold thine hand, and will keep thee.@Isaiah 42:6
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in Heart and Voice, edited by William F. Sherwin (Cincinnati, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 108. Some hymnals show the author as Ida Scott Taylor, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.

Rapid City Hart P. Danks, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hart P. Danks (1834-1903)

Take my hand, my Father,
Hold it fast in Thine;
I am so unworthy,
Thou art all divine.
I am weak and sinful,
Journeying here below,
Take my hand, my Father,
Never let it go!

Take my hand, my Father,
Hold it day and night;
Thro’ the misty darkness
Bring me to the light.
Keep me close beside Thee,
Never let me stray;
Take my hand, my Father,
Lead me all the way.

Take my hand, my Father,
I am poor and blind;
I am groping, help me
Heav’n and Thee to find!
Keep my feet from falling
To the depths below;
Take my hand, my Father,
Never let it go!