“Hold the Wind”


"Hold the wind (x3), Don't let it blow." "You may talk about me just as much as you please... I'm gonna talk about you on the bendin' of my knees." The singer assures us that (s)he, at least, has been redeemed, and plans to enjoy Heaven

Cross references

  • cf. "On My Journey (II) [Mount Zion]" (floating verse)


  • Famous Garland Jubilee Singers, "Hold the Wind" (Banner 32249, 1931; Conqeror 8354 [as Bryant's Jubilee Singers], 1934)
  • Sparkling Four, "Hold the Wind" (OKeh 8741, 1929)
  • Southern University Quartet, "Hold the Wind" (Bluebird B-5846, 1935)


  1. Lomax-FSNA 247, "Hold the Wind" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #11946
  3. BI, LoF247


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Sparkling Four)
Keywords: religious nonballad
Found in: US(So)