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Waves of care and trouble

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1 Waves of care and trouble may my life assail,
They may crowd upon me, yet never shall prevail;
For I love my Saviour and trust in Him alone,
And keep the wires connected with the heav’nly throne.

Keep the wires connected and the pow’r will come,
Pray’r thro’ broken wires can never reach the throne;
Live for Christ and life will be a triumph song,
Keep the wires connected all the whole day long.

2 If my life is given o’er to Christ’s control,
And the heav’nly fire is burning in my soul;
All the wires connected and strong in faith and love,
Then God will send the power from His throne above. [Refrain]

3 Flowing like a river, I have peace and joy,
Petty cares and trials, cannot my soul annoy;
For I hear this message from God’s eternal throne,
“My grace shall be sufficient,” Thou shalt overcome. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost #42

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lifte… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Waves of care and trouble
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Refrain First Line: Keep the wires connected
Copyright: Public Domain



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New Songs of Pentecost #42

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