Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Dorsey, Allen)



Sung at the Church of St. Matthew 9/24/2017. Cantor and guitarist: Richard Schletty. All videos shot by Richard at Church of St. Matthew (st-matts.org), Church of St. Mary (stmarystpaul.org), St. Daniel the Prophet Church (Ouray, CO), Notre Dame Academy (nda-mn.org) and in Segovia, Spain (iron cross on stucco wall by Elías Senior). Video created with Apple Final Cut Pro.

Text: Thomas A. Dorsey, 1899-1993
Tune: PRECIOUS LORD, 66 9 D; George N. Allen; arr. by Kelly Dobbs Mickus, b.1966
© 1938, Unichappell Music, Inc.

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

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

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

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