The Grace of Humility

Clothed with sweet humility

Author: Clara McAlister
Tune: [Clothed with sweet humility]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Clothed with sweet humility,
Let me dwell, dear Lord, in thee;
Like the deep and rolling sea,
Let its waters cover me.

Humility! humility!
Wondrous grace so rich and free!
Let me e’er in thee abide,
Covered by thy crystal tide.

2 Flowers bloom, then fade away,
Earthly joys so soon decay;
Lasting treasures e’er, I pray,
To my trusting soul convey. [Refrain]

3 Precious more art thou than gold,
Better far than earthly mold;
Thou containest joys untold,
Pleasures rich and manifold [Refrain]

4 Could I e’er in thee abide,
Meekly in thy bosom hide,
Storm nor tempest could betide—
Boundless ocean, deep and wide. [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #89

Author: Clara McAlister

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 so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Clothed with sweet humility
Title: The Grace of Humility
Author: Clara McAlister
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Humility! humility!
Copyright: Public Domain


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Truth in Song #89

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