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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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The purpose of God is not to make you happy; The purpose of God is to make you holy.

- Message heard by author, 21 April 1992, Dayton, OH.

 

What is heaven but an eternal monument to holiness?    

- Message heard by author, 9/11/1996, uncertain location.

 

You can tell a false prophet not so much by what he preaches as by what he doesn’t preach

– Quoted in message by Vernon Shockley, heard by author, 30 January ‘98, uncertain location.

 

The sanctified Christian can do what he desires

And, at the same time, what God requires.

- Message heard by author, 8 February 1998, Hobe Sound, Florida.

 

V O Agan died this date, 3/25/2006 in Alabama (1:30 PM).  He was born 7/12/1923, in Georgia.  He was converted to Christ 7/28/1939 while still in Georgia.  He met and married Ruby Davis, a young lady, from Alabama.  Agan was a graduate of God’s Bible School, Cincinnati, OH.  He was a minister and later conference president, with a heart for missions and for Christian education.

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“Who is it that loves God and does not wish to love Him with all the heart?”                           – Message heard by author, November 28, 1984, Friendsville, TN.

“It is absolutely wrong to pray about something you already know is wrong.”                      – Message heard by author, April 4, 1986, Dayton, OH.

“If you don’t have a hungering for holiness you have reason to question your relationship with God.”       – Message heard by author, April 21, 1992, Dayton, OH

“The purpose of God is not to make you happy; the purpose of God is to make you holy.”                     – Message heard by author, April 21, 1992, Dayton, OH.

“If you’ve lost [the] joy, you’ve lost God.”  – Message heard by author, October 11, 1994, Oelrichs, SD.

“What is heaven but an eternal monument to holiness?” – Message heard by author, September 11, 1996, uncertain location.

“The sanctified Christian can do what he desires and at the same time what God requires.” – Message heard by author, February 8, 1998, Hobe Sound, FL.

“You loose your world citizenship in the process of being sanctified.”  – Message heard by author, February 8, 1998, Hobe Sound, FL.

V O (Verlon O) Agan was born this date, 12/7/1923, in Georgia.  He became a follower of Christ on July, 28, 1939 and later enrolled at God’s Bible School and College in Ohio.  While there he roomed with a son of Alvin K York and it was also there that he met and married Ruby Davis from Alabama.  Brother Agan pastored, became president of the Alabama Conference of the Bible Methodist Connection of Churches, spoke on various mission fields, and served on various boards, including the Inter-church holiness convention.  He was also interim president of Union Bible College.  Agan passed from this life March 25, 2006.

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The blood that Jesus once shed for me,
As my Redeemer, upon the tree;
The blood that setteth the pris’ner free,
Will never lose its pow’r.

Refrain

It will never lose its pow’r,
It will never lose its pow’r;
The blood that cleanses from all sin
Will never lose its pow’r.

 It gives us access to God on high,
From “far off places” it brings us nigh;
To precious blessings that never die,
It will never lose its pow’r.

It is a shelter for rich and poor,
It is to Heaven the open door;
The sinner’s merit forevermore,
It will never lose its pow’r.

 And when with all the blood washed throng
We sing in glory redemption’s song;
We’ll pass the glorious truth along,
It has never lost its pow’r.

 Civilla Durfee Martin was born this date, 8/21/1869, at Jor­dan, Nova Scotia, Canada.  She was teacher, pastor’s wife and poet.  She penned “Accepted in the Beloved” “Breath of the Spirit” God Will Take Care of You” “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” “Old-Fashioned Way” “Saved and Kept” “Sitting at the Feet of Jesus” and “Wonderful Love.”  She passed away 3/9/1948 at Atlanta, Georgia

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