The Streets of Gold

The cares of my life are many

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [The cares of my life are many]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The cares of my life are many,
The griefs of my heart untold,
But God holds before me ever
My home by the streets of gold.

Refrain:
O fairest vision to behold,
That city with its streets of gold,
It cheers and helps me in my toiling—
That vision of the streets of gold.

2 The foes of my heart I conquer,
For God makes me strong and bold;
Revealing, each day, more clearly,
Yon city with streets of gold. [Refrain]

3 Earth’s beauty, at best, is fading,
Earth’s treasures I cannot hold;
Praise God, O my soul, He gives me
A home by the streets of gold. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #84

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

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First Line: The cares of my life are many
Title: The Streets of Gold
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: O fairest vision to behold

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