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

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: 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


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Praise and Promise #70

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