Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Post III of a four part series of selected videos and sound files of African American spirituals or Gospel songs that include the words "hold on" or "holding on". This post showcases three videos of the Gospel song "Hold On Old Soldier" and the lyrics of that Bishop Walter Hawkins composition.
For Part I of this series -"Keep Your Hand On The Plow" (also known as "Hold On"), click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/06/videos-of-keep-your-hand-on-plow-hold.html
For Part II of this series ("Hold On Just A Little While Longer"), click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/06/videos-of-hold-on-just-little-while.html.
For Part IV of this series (Various Gospel Songs With The Phrase "Hold On"), click h ttp://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/06/various-gospel-songs-with-phrase-hold.html.
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POST III OF THE "HOLD ON" SERIES
LYRICS OF "HOLD ON OLD SOLDIER"
(composer - Walter Hawkins)
Don't worry tired soldier,
you have the Lord's shoulder
to lean upon when you feel weak
and you'll never grow weary,
give your strength to Him.
You may be feeling a little discouraged,
or just looking for some kind of sign
to reassure you that He's not forgotten,
but remember your past whenever you ask,
God was right there...
Right there to carry you through,
right there opening doors for you,
faithful in every way; so
hold on old soldier,
hold on old soldier,
hold on old soldier.
(When you get up off of your knees)
(and the world you must face,)
(remember the angels of God,)
(surrounds you by His grace).
Your heart may be aching,
but He's sitting there waiting;
you're wondering what to do,
(then the Lord said to you, "I'm right here...")
Right here to carry you through,
right here opening doors for you,
faithful in every way.
Hold on old soldier.
-Posted on http://www.lyricstime.com/walter-hawkins-hold-on-old-soldier-lyrics.html
Video #1: "Hold on old Soldier" Live on Testify! Gospel.avi
Uploaded by WBHawkinsLove on Jul 11, 2010
We Remember - Bishop Walter L. Hawkins
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Video #2: Hold On Old Soldier - Mississippi Mass Choir
Uploaded by kadeemgraves on Nov 15, 2009
This is off there 1993 album, "It Remains To Be Seen". Lead Vocalists: Bishop Walter Hawkins and Frank Williams
Video #3: Community of Praise-Hold on Old Soldier
Uploaded by rebeccamats on Nov 14, 2008
Community of Praise-Hold on Old Soldier
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