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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Inspired by . . . Hymns of Faith: Precious Lord, Take My Hand

For I am the Lord, your God, Who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13)


The song that Elvis made famous flowed out of the broken heart of Thomas Dorsey after he received a telegram informing him that his wife and newly born son had died.

The son of a preacher, Dorsey grew up in Georgia where he was a successful composer of jazz and blues songs. Having drifted from God, and after several brushes with death, Dorsey returned to Him and began to write gospel songs and sing in church services. 

God continued to lead Dorsey, inspiring him to write more than two hundred and fifty gospel songs during his lifetime.
"My business is to try to bring people to Christ instead of leaving them where they are. I write for all of God's people. All people are my people. What I share with people is love. I try to lift their spirits and let them know that God still loves them. He's still saving, and He can still give that power." ~ Thomas A. Dorsey
Dorsey's words speak to the very essence of our worn and weary souls. No matter what end you may be facing, end of the day, end of a season, end of life, may you take comfort in the truth that He is always with you, leading you home to Him.

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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