Stay nigh me, O dear Savior

Stay nigh me, O dear Savior

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Stay nigh me, O dear Savior]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Stay nigh me, O dear Saviour,
In all my mortal strife;
Thou only canst sustain me,
And keep me pure in life.

I trust Thee, Lord, my steps to guide,
And ‘neath Thy wings I safely hide.

2 Stay nigh me, O dear Saviour,
My only sure defense;
I seek Thy guarding presence,
And naught shall draw me thence. [Refrain]

3 Stay nigh me, O dear Saviour!
In sorrow be my peace,
In perils be my succor,
And bid the storm to cease. [Refrain]

4 Stay nigh me, O dear Saviour!
In death be still my stay,
And draw me from deep waters,
To dwell with Thee for aye. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #75

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: Stay nigh me, O dear Savior
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: I trust thee, Lord, my steps to guide
Copyright: Public Domain



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Revival Hymns #75

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The Gospel Hymn Book #141

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