Scripture Verse

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering. Hebrews 10:23

Introduction

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Victor H. Benke
1872–1904

Words: Will­iam H. Hor­ner, 1901, alt. Pub­lished in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by Ira D. San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 96.

Music: Pe­ral­ta Vic­tor H. Ben­ke, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hor­ner (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Jesus redeemed and made me whole,
I can forget Him ne­ver;
Out of the depths He brought my soul;
Now I am His for­ev­er.

Refrain

I’m holding on, I’m holding on,
Daily in grace I’m growing;
Fast to the Rock I’m holding on,
Peace to my heart is flowing.

Great is the love of Christ my king,
Love that no pow’r can sever;
Joyful and glad my tongue shall sing,
Praise to His name for­ev­er.

Refrain

If on the Lord my care I cast,
He will forsake me ne­ver;
Firm on the Rock of Ages fast
I shall abide for­ev­er.

Refrain

He has prepared a home for me,
Over the silent river;
There with the blest I soon shall be,
There I shall dwell for­ev­er.

Refrain