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834. Precious Lord, Take My Hand

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Text Information
First Line: Precious Lord, take my hand
Title: Precious Lord, Take My Hand
Author: Thomas A. Dorsey (1938)
Meter: 6.6.9.D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Comfort; Death; Funeral (2 more...)
Copyright: © 1938, ren. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (admin. Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.)
Tune Information
Composer: George N. Allen (1844)
Arranger: Thomas A. Dorsey (1938)
Meter: 6.6.9.D
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1938, ren. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (admin. Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.)

Text Information:

This black gospel song, like much hymnody, sprang out of the author’s deep personal loss (the death of his wife and newborn son), yet it has brought solace to many. He thought his fingers were playing new music, but they unlocked a deep memory of a tune almost a century old.

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