Advent Hymnals

894. "HOLD FAST TILL I COME"

Christ in Song,

1.
Sweet promise is giv'n to all who believe,
"Behold I come quickly, mine own to receive;
Hold fast till I come; the danger is great;
Sleep not as do others; be watchful, and wait,"

Chorus:
"Hold fast till I come;" sweet promise of heavn'n,
"The kingdom restored, to you shall be giv'n."
"Come, enter my joy, sit down on my throne;
Bright crowns are in waiting; hold fast till I come."

2.
We'll "watch unto pray'r" with lamps burning bright;
He comes to all others a "thief in the night."
We know he is near, but know not the day,
As spring shows that summer is not far away.  [Chorus]

3.
Yes!  this is our hope, 'tis built on His word,
The glorious appearing of Jesus, our Lord;
Of promises all, it stands as the sum:
"Behold I come quickly, hold fast till I come."  [Chorus]

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Title "Hold Fast Till I Come"
Key G Major
Titles "Hold fast till I come;" sweet promise of heavn'n,
First Line Sweet promise is giv'n to all who believe
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
Hymnal -
Tune Sweet promise is giv'n to all who believe
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects The Home Eternal: Nearing Home; The Home Eternal: Waiting for Christ
Texts Revelation 3:11
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