Jul 7, 2015

Hold On!

by Marsha Ward

Life has been topsy-turvy for me lately: my younger brother's heart attack, two-week + coma, and death; two trips in two weeks during that time, including a physical trip and fall; an out-of-control government on all sides; weather on the rampage; the unkindness of our fellow human beings; my writing time taking a beating.

Sometimes it feels like I've come to the end of my rope. At those times, I've learned that it's best to tie a knot in the rope and Hold On!

A beloved LDS composer and singer, Michael McLean, wrote a song about how one feels at such times, and gives encouragement that has uplifted me many times before this. I'd like to share it with you.


Words and Music by Michael McLean

The message of this moment is so clear;
And as certain as the rising of the sun.
If your world is filled with darkness, doubt, and fear,
Just hold on, Hold on, the light will come.

Ev'ryone who's ever tried and failed
Stands much taller when the victory's won.
And those who've been in darkness for a while
Kneel much longer when the light has come.

It's a message ev'ry one of us must learn;
That the answers never come without a fight.
And when it seems you've struggled far too long,
Just hold on, hold on, there will be light.

Hold on. Hold on. The light will come.

If you feel trapped inside a never-ending night.
If you've forgotten how it feels to feel the light,
If you're half crazy thinking you're the only one
Who's afraid the light will never really come

Just hold on. Hold on! The light will come.

The message of this moment is so clear;
And as certain as the rising of the sun.
If your world is filled with darkness doubt and fear.
Just hold on, hold on, the light will come.

(Here's a video with the music:)

Hold On!


  1. Thank you for sharing this Marsha! I'm sorry you have gone through so much stuff lately. Sending you hugs and prayers....always.

    1. Thanks, Kari. I appreciate the love, hugs, and prayers.

  2. I'm sorry things have been so rough for you. It sure seems that the world is winning the good fight lately. I love the song. That's always been my personal shield for trouble, just hang on or as my dad always says This too shall pass away. Prayers for you.


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