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Precious Lord, take my hand,

Lead me on, let me stand,

I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m lone.

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.

Precious Lord, take my hand,

Lead me on, let me stand,

I’m tired, I’m weak, Lord I’m worn,

Through the storm, through the night,

Lead me on to the light,

Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home.

Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born this date, 7/1/1899, at Villa Rica, Georgia.  He was the son of Thomas Madison Dorsey, a Baptist minister, and Etta Plant Dorsey, a church organist. 

Dorsey wrote “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” (1932) a few days after losing his wife, Nettie and this newly born son.  It is a powerful plea for God to guide and thus others have identified with it.

Thomas A. Dorsey died 1/23/1993, at Chi­ca­go.

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A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world.

 

By perseverance the snail reached the ark.

 

Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

 

None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.

 

You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter.

 

(The above  are purported to be Spurgeon quotes from an internet source without book or page source.)

 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was converted to Christ this date (1/6/1850) in England.  Thought later known as a Baptist minister his conversion took place in a Methodist chapel.

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