God's clock

I set my life by God's great clock

Author: Edith Margaret Clarkson
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Edith Margaret Clarkson

Margaret Clarkson, whose rarely-used first name is Edith, was born in 1915 into, as Margaret herself described, “a loveless and unhappy marriage” which broke up when she was twelve. The memories of her childhood were of tension, fear, insecurity, and isolation. Margaret was born in Melville, Saskatchewan where she lived until her parents, Frederick and Ethel, and the family moved to Toronto when she was around age four. Throughout her life, she was plagued by pain; initially from migraines, accompanied by convulsive vomiting, and then arthritis—two ailments that accompanied her continually. In Destined for Glory, she related sadly that her mother told her that her first words were “my head hurts.” At age three Margaret, or Ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I set my life by God's great clock
Title: God's clock
Author: Edith Margaret Clarkson
Refrain First Line: God's time is right



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Happy-Time Songs No.2 #d4
Hymn-Time for Tiny Tots #d4
Let Youth Sing #d49
Living by God's Time #d13