I Cling to Thee

When life's dark billows threatening roll

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [When life's dark billows threatening roll]
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Audio files: MIDI

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1 When life’s dark billows threat’ning roll,
And sombre clouds hang over me,
Sweet Refuge of my shrinking soul,
I cling to Thee, I cling to Thee.

And when I reach yon golden shore,
And pearly gates unfold for me,
Still then, my Saviour, as before,
I’ll cling to Thee, I’ll cling to Thee.

2 I cling to Thee in sorrow’s night;
I cling when dangers threaten me;
Till doubts shall cease to cloud my sight,
I cling to Thee, I cling to Thee. [Refrain]

3 Safe covert when my sins pursue;
Defense from foes I cannot see;
My faithful Friend, my Leader true,
I cling to Thee, I cling to Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #70

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 >

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First Line: When life's dark billows threatening roll
Title: I Cling to Thee
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: And when I reach yon golden shore
Copyright: Public Domain


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