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There’s within my heart a melody
Jesus whispers sweet and low,
Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,
In all of life’s ebb and flow.

Refrain

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Sweetest Name I know,
Fills my every longing,
Keeps me singing as I go.

 

2. All my life was wrecked by sin and strife,
Discord filled my heart with pain,
Jesus swept across the broken strings,
Stirred the slumbering chords again.

 

3. Feasting on the riches of His grace,
Resting ’neath His sheltering wing,
Always looking on His smiling face,
That is why I shout and sing.

 

4. Though sometimes He leads through waters deep,
Trials fall across the way,
Though sometimes the path seems rough and steep,
See His footprints all the way.

 

5. Soon He’s coming back to welcome me,
Far beyond the starry sky;
I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown,
I shall reign with Him on high.

 

Luther Burgess Bridgers was born this date,2/14/1884, at Margaretsville, North Carolina.  Luther, a Methodist, attended Asbury College, and then served as evan­gel­ist in the Amer­i­can South and in mis­sion works (Bel­gium, Czech­o­slo­vak­ia, and Rus­sia).  He pas­tored in Georg­ia and North Car­o­li­na.  He re­tir­ed in 1945 and died 5/27/1948 in Atlanta, Georg­ia.

He lost his wife and three sons in a fire (1910) – that is the basis of one verse of his song “He Keeps Me Singing;” what a testimony!

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The blood that Jesus once shed for me,
As my Redeemer, upon the tree;
The blood that setteth the pris’ner free,
Will never lose its pow’r.

Refrain

It will never lose its pow’r,
It will never lose its pow’r;
The blood that cleanses from all sin
Will never lose its pow’r.

 It gives us access to God on high,
From “far off places” it brings us nigh;
To precious blessings that never die,
It will never lose its pow’r.

It is a shelter for rich and poor,
It is to Heaven the open door;
The sinner’s merit forevermore,
It will never lose its pow’r.

 And when with all the blood washed throng
We sing in glory redemption’s song;
We’ll pass the glorious truth along,
It has never lost its pow’r.

 Civilla Durfee Martin was born this date, 8/21/1869, at Jor­dan, Nova Scotia, Canada.  She was teacher, pastor’s wife and poet.  She penned “Accepted in the Beloved” “Breath of the Spirit” God Will Take Care of You” “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” “Old-Fashioned Way” “Saved and Kept” “Sitting at the Feet of Jesus” and “Wonderful Love.”  She passed away 3/9/1948 at Atlanta, Georgia

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“God Will Take Care of You”

 

Be not dismayed whate’er betide,
God will take care of you;
Beneath His wings of love abide,
God will take care of you.

Refrain

God will take care of you,
Through every day, over all the way;
He will take care of you,
God will take care of you.

2.

Through days of toil when heart doth fail,
God will take care of you;
When dangers fierce your path assail,
God will take care of you.

3.

All you may need He will provide,
God will take care of you;
Nothing you ask will be denied,
God will take care of you.

4.

No matter what may be the test,
God will take care of you;
Lean, weary one, upon His breast,
God will take care of you.

 

Civilla Durfee Martin died this date (3/9/1948) in Atlanta, GA.  She was married to Walter S Martin who wrote the music to this song.  She also authored “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.”   

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