Precious Lord (Take My Hand)

This video is dedicated to my grandmother, with music based off of the hymn by Thomas A. Dorsey. The arrangement was inspired by a choral version of the hymn that I heard on tour with PLNU’s Concert Choir. Upon returning home from that trip, I shared it with my grandmother, who told me that Precious Lord was actually her favorite hymn. With her birthday coming up, I wanted to give my grandma something she could come back to as often as she wanted to.

Corey Wickline was generous enough to meet with me and help me to refine our arrangement, as well as to play the three trumpet parts. I played the six horn parts to fill out the middle and low registers, and finished the editing shortly thereafter.

Precious Lord, take my hand,

Lead me on, let me stand,

I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;

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.

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  1. Andrew, wow! While the time we spent in my kitchen in a small group for high school boys, was many years ago, it does my heart good to see you now. You have become a grown up! HA!! I too love this song. I grew up in a church that my grandfather pastored, and this is one of the “good ol’ hymns” we’d sing. Thank you for sharing this. I truly hope you continue growing and maturing more and more, and hope that God guides your heart.

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