Composer: Matt Merker

Author: Ada Habershon, 1906; additional lyrics by Matt Merker, 2013

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VERSE 1:
When I fear my faith will fail,
Christ will hold me fast;
When the tempter would prevail,
He will hold me fast.
I could never keep my hold,
through life's fearful path;
For my love is often cold,
He must hold me fast.

CHORUS:
He will hold me fast,
He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so,
He will hold me fast.

VERSE 2:
Those He saves are His delight.
Christ will hold me fast.
Precious in His holy sight,
He will hold me fast.
He'll not let my soul be lost;
His decrees shall last;
bought by Him at such a cost,
He will hold me fast.

CHORUS:
He will hold me fast,
He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so,
He will hold me fast.

VERSE 3:
For my life He bled and died -
Christ will hold me fast;
Justice has been satisfied;
He will hold me fast.
Raised with Him to endless life -
He will hold me fast,
till our faith is turned to sight
when He comes at last!

CHORUS:
He will hold me fast,
He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so,
He will hold me fast.

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