Like as a father, this is our song

Like as a father, this is our song

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: ["Like as a father," this is our song]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Like as a father,” this is our song;
“Like as a father,” so tender and strong.
Full of compassion, God on His throne,
“Like as a father,” pities His own.

Chorus:
Never a moment but He is near;
Never a heart-cry but He will hear.
Matchless in goodness, God on His throne,
“Like as a father,” cares for His own.

2 “Like as a father,” strong in His arm.
He will protect all His children from harm;
Shield them from danger, keep them each hour,
Matchless in goodness, boundless in pow’r. [Chorus]

3 “Like as a father,” guiding in love.
On thro’ the world-maze to glory above.
Never a moment are we alone.
He, like a father, cares for His own. [Chorus]


Source: Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #16

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: Like as a father, this is our song
Author: Civilla D. Martin
Refrain First Line: Never a moment but he is near

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Inspiring Gospel Solos and Duets No. 2 #16

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