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Nothing Matters

Clouds may hover over me and hide my view

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Clouds may hover over me and hide my view]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Clouds may hover over me and hide my view,
Sin may seek in me its evil work to do;
Even try to conquer me, but never will,
While I trust my Saviour still.

For nothing really matters if the Lord loves me,
And he does, O yes! He does!
No! Nothing really matters if the Lord loves me,
And he does, he does.

2 There is naught that stands between my Lord and me
For my sins are hidden now in Love’s great sea;
While the billows cover them from mortal eyes,
Heaven-ward my song shall rise. [Refrain]

3 Such a love as Jesus gives shall conquer fear,
Such a hope as he bestows shall dry each tear;
Wonderful it is that such a thing should be,
But the King of heav’n loves me. [Refrain]

4 Tho’ I try to love him as I really ought,
All my love before his cross must seem as naught;
Thro’ the tears I’m always praying o’er and o’er,
“Teach me, Lord, to love thee more.” [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #121

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Clouds may hover over me and hide my view
Title: Nothing Matters
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: For nothing really matters



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Carry Away a Song #d13
Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #121TextAudioPage Scan
Hymnal for American Sunday Schools #d18
New Songs of Pentecost #121Page Scan
New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #89Page Scan
Songs of Service #99Page Scan
The Gospel Message No. 1 #129Page Scan
The Gospel Message No. 1. Special ed. #d13
The Gospel Message No. 3 #121Page Scan
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