I am happy close beside my Savior

I am happy close beside my Savior

Author: William C. Martin
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am happy close beside my Savior
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Closer, closer, love and grace
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Lasting Songs #d47

Revival Glory #d58

Showalter's Gospel Songs No.3 #d23

Star of the Morning #d61

The Eureka Song Climax #d33

The New Revival Glory #d89

Windows of Heaven No.7 #d22

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