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I Am His Child

How heavy was my load of sin

Author: Mrs. C. D. Martin
Tune: [How heavy was my load of sin]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 How heavy was my load of sin,
My garments how defiled,
Until I let my Saviour in,
And now I am his child.

I am his child, I am his child,
Praise God, I am his child!
I stand bewildered at the love,
The love that makes me his own child.

2 His peace at once he gave to me,
He stilled the tempest wild,
From heavy burdens set me free,
Because I was his child. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ obstacles of mountain height
Along my way have piled,
The sky above is always bright,
For now I am his child. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #7

Author: Mrs. C. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: How heavy was my load of sin
Title: I Am His Child
Author: Mrs. C. D. Martin
Refrain First Line: I am his child, I am his child
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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Songs for All #7

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