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Precious Lord Take my Hand Lyrics

(Lead me on)

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light

Refrain: Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home

(Hold my Hand)

When my way grows drear,
Precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand lest I fall:

Refrain: Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home

(Guide my Feet)

When the darkness appears
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand:

Refrain: Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home

Notes on Precious Lord Take my Hand

It was the “roaring 20’s.” A man known as “Barrel House Tom” established a career as a blues pianist, first in Atlanta, and then in Chicago. He was from Villa Rica, Georgia, a town closer to Alabama than to Atlanta. His father was a poor sharecropper and itinerant preacher, so his earliest musical experience was in the church.

“Barrel House Tom” performed as piano accompanist for singers such as Mahalia Jackson, Clara Ward and Della Reese. He was such an accomplished blues pianist that Ma Rainey personally chose him to lead her “Wild Cats Jazz Band.”

Then, tragedy struck. His wife died in childbirth, and the next day his infant son also died. Thomas A. Dorsey poured out his grief and cried out in faith to his lord and savior in a great hymn. This hymn, “Precious Lord Take my Hand,”has comforted many through the years and was a favorite of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What a wonderfu hymn for the holiday honoring Dr. King!

About the Author Larry Frazier

Larry spent 24 years teaching music at the University of West Georgia to over 6,000 students. Ten years ago, Larry and his wife Mary Lynn, received comfort, support and inspiration from traditional Christian hymns while she overcame stage-three colon cancer. Larry is on a mission to help you discover God’s incredible power through the intersection of faith and Christian music in your life.