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Best of All, God is With Us

God is with us, God is with us, though his face we cannot see

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [God is with us, God is with us, though His face we cannot see]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 God is with us, God is with us, tho’ His face we cannot see,
And from ev’ry evil power He will ever keep us free;
And He understands us fully,
So our song shall ever be
Best of all, God is with us.

“Best of all, God is with us,”
“Best of all, God is with us,”
The Blesser is our blessing ev’ry day,
“Best of all, God is with us,”
“Best of all, God is with us,”
He is guiding us along life’s rugged way.

2 Tho’ our Father’s hand is leading us to pleasant places here,
Tho’ His perfect love is casting from our hearts all needless fear,
Tho’ the songs our hearts are singing,
Are the songs of hope and cheer,
Best of all, God is with us. [Chorus]

3 Tho’ we have the “Great salvation” and the spirit of the Lord
Is the witness to our spirit of the ever-cleansing blood,
Tho’ we have the revelation,
Of God’s will, His Holy Word,
Best of all, God is with us. [Chorus]

Source: Kingdom Songs: for use in the Sunday School, the young people's meeting, the devotional service #26

Author: Civilla D. Martin

Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >

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First Line: God is with us, God is with us, though his face we cannot see
Title: Best of All, God is With Us
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Refrain First Line: Best of all, God is with us
Copyright: Public Domain


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Kingdom Songs #26

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