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I Am His Child

My heavenly Father is caring for me

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Tune: [My heavenly Father is caring for me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My heavenly Father is caring for me,
My bark He is guiding o’er life’s raging sea;
Though storms overshadow, and billows are wild,
They cannot o’erwhelm me, for I am His child.

Refrain:
Oh, I am His child, His own loving child,
He cares for me so tenderly, for I am His child.

2 And when in the furnace of trial I stand,
My Savior beside me doth hold to my hand;
“Be faithful,” He whispers in accents so mild;
The flames cannot harm me, for I am His child. [Refrain]

3 When clouds thickly gather and hide from my view
The face of my Savior, His eye pierces through;
He keeps me from being by Satan beguiled;
Securely I’m resting, for I am His child. [Refrain]

4 His child evermore, and He’s with me, I know,
E’en though through the valley of death I should go;
He keepeth my spirit by sin undefiled;
He’ll take me to heaven, for I am His child. [Refrain]

Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)

Author: Clara McAlister Brooks

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My heavenly Father is caring for me
Title: I Am His Child
Author: Clara McAlister Brooks
Meter: 11.11.11.11 with refrain
Language: English

Timeline

Media

Timeless Truths #471
  • I_Am_His_Child.pdf (PDF)

Instances

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Timeless Truths #471

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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