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Kept through faith

Though I falter, his arm will hold me

Author: Civilla D. Martin
Tune: [Though I falter, His arm will hold me]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Tho’ I falter, His arm will hold me;
I can rest on His strength and grace;
Tho’ the darkness of night enfold me,
Soon I know I shall see His face.

Refrain:
Kept thro’ faith by His mighty pow’r,
He to shield me is ever nigh;
Gives me grace for each need and hour,
O how happy, how blest am I!

2 “Tho’ an host should encamp against me,”
Why, O why should I have a fear?
Lost in sin, Jesus sought and found me,
Now to keep He is ever near. [Refrain]

3 Jesus knows all about the pathway
I must travel from day to day;
When on earth as a “Man of sorrows,”
He walked over the same hard way. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #93

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: Though I falter, his arm will hold me
Title: Kept through faith
Author: Civilla D. Martin
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