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Words by Ada R. Habershon (1861-1918), 1906Tune: HE WILL HOLD ME FAST by Robert Harkness, 1906. (Modified by Mobile Hymns to be SATB format.) This is an old tune, significantly less popular than the twenty-first century tune.Key signature: F major (1 flat)Meter: 22.214.171.124 RefrainPublic Domain1. When I fear my faith will fail, Christ will hold me fast; When the tempter would prevail, He can hold me fast.2. I could never keep my hold, He will hold me fast; For my love is often cold, He must hold me fast.3. I am precious in His sight, He will hold me fast; Those He saves are His delight. He will hold me fast.4. He’ll not let my soul be lost, Christ will hold me fast; Bought by Him at such a cost, He will hold me fast.Refrain: He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast; For my Savior loves me so, He will hold me fast.