Friday, June 1, 2012

Various Gospel Songs With The Phrase "Hold On" (Part IV)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Post IV 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 additional Gospels songs that include those phrases.

For Part I of this series -"Keep Your Hand On The Plow" (also known as "Hold On"), click

For Part II of this series ("Hold On Just A Little While Longer"), click

For Part III of this series ("Hold On Old Soldier"), click

The content of this post is presented for historical, folkloric, religious, and aesthetic purposes. All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the composers, vocalists, musicians, producers, and uploaders of these videos.


(These videos are presented in relative chronological order.)

Video #1: The Gospel Keynotes - Hold On (Album 1976)

Uploaded by williamkinggospel on Feb 2, 2012
The Gospel Keynotes
Ride the Ship to Zion
Hold On
©1976 Nashboro Records

Video #2: I'll Keep Holding On (rare, original) by Myrna Summers

Uploaded by StarBrown1 on Jun 9, 2008

A rare soul gospel gem... I'll Keep Holding On, by Myrna Summers and the choirs of Refreshing Spring COGIC in Riverdale, MD. This is the original live recording, done in 1978. Rare deep groove gospel.

Video #3: Sounds Of Blackness - Hold On (Change Is Comin')

Uploaded by SoundsBlacknessVEVO on Dec 19, 2009

Music video by Sounds Of Blackness performing Hold On (Change Is Comin'). (C) 1997 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Video #4: Lee Williams & Spiritual QC's---Hold On

Uploaded by boofitts on Mar 14, 2010

Hope you enjoy this fantastic group.
8 Times Stellar Award winners.

Here is a classic. Hold On. Sweet harmony and a beat that just refuses to let your feet sit still.

Recorded LIVE in Birmingham Alabama 1998.

Video #5:"I'm Still Holding On" (1984)- Luther Barnes, Red Budd Choir

Uploaded by JayEm86 on May 23, 2008

Luther Barnes and the Red Budd Gospel Choir with Deborah Barnes on lead.

Click for a video of this performance (The beginning words are missing.)

Video #6: Rev. Clay Evans - Hold On

Uploaded by tiffvanmeshaun on Sep 20, 2008

Rev. Clay Evans and Choir sing Hold On

Video #7: Hold On - Chicago Mass Choir

Uploaded by kadeemgraves on Oct 13, 2009

This is from there 2007 project "Just Having Church Live!" Soloist: Dr. Feranda Nero-Roberts

Video #8: Christianaires "Saints Hold On"

Uploaded by darryldlassiter on Feb 12, 2009

Concert recording from The Christianaires in Hunstville, AL and directed by Darryl D Lassiter. The group's first live recording video in their 20-year career.

Video #9: James Pullin and Remnant - "Hold on"

Uploaded by jpandremnant on May 14, 2009
It looks rough and it seems there's no hope and your ready to call it quits.........
[The title of this video included the words "song of the year."]


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  1. Hey Azizi,

    Love what you did here. I have been hunting the net for a gospel by an AA. I heard it while I was in the University in the mid 20s, around 2003/2004 about a guy with a wife and kid, no job, left the house because he couldn't cater for his family...the guy that sang the song in the video sorta looked like Luther Vandross. It was a Gospel video collection on VCD then. The refrain was like: hold on, hold on...just putting that out in case you'd seen something like that.

    Again, great work here. Keep it up.

    1. Greetings, damy.

      You're welcome. I appreciate "hearing" from people who happen upon this blog.

      I'm sorry that I don't know the song you are asking about. I'll get it in mind and hope that I find it, and/or others reading this may know it and share that info.

      Peace and love!