All My Trials & Hold On

All My Trials & Hold On - one a gospel song, and one a spiritual,  they are both bluesy in feeling, & satisfying to play! 

These two arrangements are a gift from Doug Hanvey, who offers virtual piano lessons for adults.

All My Trials

The origin of All My Trials is uncertain, but it may be a southern gospel song written in the 19th century. All My Trials became a popular anthem during the 20th century civil rights movement.

Song All My Trials

This arrangement uses a left hand broken chord pattern that is briefly interrupted by block chords during the song’s bridge, at measures 10 - 13.

A popular song among folk artists

Many folk artists have recorded the song, including Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary. Paul McCartney released a version in 1990 that spent six weeks on the UK singles charts.

Page 2 of All My Trials sheet music

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Hold On, a spiritual

Spiritual song "Hold On" for piano

Please scroll down the page for the download links.

This song has a "bluesy" sound that a lot of kids think is very COOL. I am thinking of some of my students right now who I predict will want to try out one or both of these songs!

All My Trials and Hold On, like many such gospel/spiritual songs, are quite moving, both lyrically and musically.


The links to the piano music:



Download "All My Trials" sheet music



Download "Hold On" for piano








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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.