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Clara McAlister Brooks

Short Name: Clara McAlister Brooks
Full Name: Brooks, Clara McAlister, 1882-1980
Birth Year: 1882
Death Year: 1980

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA

Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to some of the cultural and prejudicial patterns of later decades!

Texts by Clara McAlister Brooks (86)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A plaintive plea comes o'er the seaClara McAlister Brooks (Author)3
As far above the howling stormClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
As I walk in pastures greenClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English4
As sweet strains of heav'nly musicClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English5
By the promise of the FatherClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English5
By the word of God the worlds were madeClara M. Brooks (Author)English6
Children obey your parents for this is rightClara M. Brooks (Author)2
Clothed with sweet humilityClara McAlister (Author)English2
Darkly the night hideth from sightClara M. Brooks (Author)2
Do you sigh for victory?Clara McAlister (Author)English2
Down beside the crystal watersClara McAlister (Author)English2
Down in the garden, there I behold himClara McAlister (Author)English2
Dwelling now in Canaan landClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English3
Einsam, traurig und verlassen, An dem Wege JerichoClara McAlister (Author)2
Far away in a land that is darker than nightClara M. Brooks (Author)English7
Far below me lowers the tempestClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
Following Jesus from day to day, gently he leadsClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English6
Gently a word was spokenClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
Gleich wie suesse HimmelstoeneClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
God, give us hearts to feel for thoseClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
Guide me, Savior, I am thineClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
Halt empor dein kleines LichtClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
He knows and He hears When you cry unto HimClara M. Brooks (Author)English1
He who calmed the storm on GalileeClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
Hold your lighted torch on hightClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
Hold your little torch on highClara McAlister Brooks (Author)3
Holiness dwells in the temple of GodClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English3
Horch, vom fernen MeeresstrandeClara M. Brooks (Author)2
I have found the joy of GodClara M. Brooks (Author)English5
I will trust thee, loving SaviorClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
I would be nearer, my SaviorClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
If on the topmost pointClara McAlister (Author)English2
If ye ask it shall be givenClara McAlister (Author)English2
If ye then with Christ be risen, Seek those things which are aboveClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English3
In meinem Herzen war ein TrachtenClara M. Brooks (Author)2
In the shadow of the cross let me hideC. M. B. (Author)English3
Is there no balm in Gilead, and no physician thereClara McAlister Brooks (Author)4
Jesus, der fuer dich gestorbenClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
Jesus is risen, the angels sayClara M. Brooks (Author)2
Jesus left a home of dazzling splendorClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English4
Jesus, the name we love so wellClara M Brooks (Author)1
La noche tiende su mantónClara Brooks (Author)Spanish2
Las obras vemos del gran DiosClara Brooks (Author)Spanish2
Let us praise the Lord, for His smiles that beamClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
Lo she is not dead but sleepingClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English5
Long my restless soul had soughtClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
Mein Vater im Himmel hat stets auf michClara McAlister Brooks (Author)2
Millions are perishing over the seaClara M. Brooks (Author)2
My heavenly Father is caring for meClara McAlister (Author)English4
Now the shadows of the eveningClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English4
O church of God, thou spotless brideClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
O love divine, no soul has e'erClara McAlister (Author)English4
O'er the ocean's rolling watersClara McAlister Brooks (Author)5
Oh, put on thy beautiful garmentsClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English3
On the borders of eternity the world is standing nowClara Brooks (Alterer)English4
Our Father hath so loved usClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
Our Father's wondrous works we seeClara M. Brooks (Author)English12
Over the billows sighingClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English5
Scatter the gospel seedClara M. Brooks (Author)2
Seid mit Christus ihr erstandenClara McAlister (Author)2
Sink me deeper till the measure of thy sorrowsClara M. Brooks (Author)2
Softly the evening vespersClara M. Brooks (Author)English5
Softly whisper, Jesus loves youClara McAlister Brooks (Author)3
Someday, when God's sweet SpiritClara M. Brooks (Author)English2
Suffering for years, Filled with many fearsClara McAlister (Author)English2
Tenderly lay her to restClara M. Brooks (Author)1
The angels came with silent treadClara McAlister (Author)4
The eventide falls gently nowClara M. Brooks, b. 1882 (Author)English5
The grace of God that brings salvationClara M. Brooks (Author)English5
The Lord is my light, and the strength of my lifeClara McAlister (Author)English4
The Lord of the harvest is calling For laborers true in His fieldClara M. Brooks (Author)English5
There's a way that is free from sinClara M. Brooks (Author)English5
There's stealing o'er my peaceful, trusting soulClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
'Tis so sweet just to know, as I with my Savior goClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
To the Syrian camp at twilightClara M. Brooks (Author)English4
To thee, O Lord Jehovah, We hymn our grateful praiseClara M. Brooks (Author)4
Wandelnd auf der Aue gruenClara McAlister (Author)2
We are little travelers hereClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English3
Weary, lonely, sad, forsakenClara McAlister (Author)4
Welch wunderbares GotteswerkClara M. Brooks (Author)2
When breaks the crimson morning dawnClara M. Brooks (Author)2
When my soul is oppressed with the sorrows of lifeClara M. Brooks (Author)English5
White is the harvest, calls the Master for youClara M. Brooks (Author)English3
With Thine eye, O Savior, guide meClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English4
Within my heart was fond ambitionClara McAlister Brooks (Author)English4
Wohne nun im heil'gen LandClara M. Brooks (Author)2
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