Hold to the Rod
    Footnotes

    “Hold to the Rod,” Friend, Nov. 1992, 26

    Hold to the Rod

    A Fingerplay

    Hold to the rod. (Clench both fists as if holding tightly to a rod.)

    Don’t wander in the darkness. (Put hands over eyes.)

    Hold to the rod. (Clench both fists as if holding tightly to a rod.)

    Don’t lose your way in the mists. (Spread fingers of both hands and wave in front of face.)

    Hold to the rod. (Clench both fists as if holding tightly to a rod.)

    Don’t listen to the jeers. (Place hands over ears.)

    Hold to the rod. (Clench both fists as if holding tightly to a rod.)

    Don’t stop because of fears. (Cross arms over chest and shiver.)

    Hold to the rod. (Clench both fists as if holding tightly to a rod.)

    Keep eternal goals in sight. (Place hand over brow and look around.)

    Hold to the rod. (Clench both fists as if holding tightly to a rod.)

    For the fruit is pure and white. (Pantomime picking and eating fruit.)

    Hold to the rod—(Clench both fists as if holding tightly to a rod.)

    It is the word of God! (Hold hands open like a book.)