We sang this recently in worship, and I realized how well it went with our monthly theme. In uncertain times, it’s important and helpful to remember that God will take care of us. The words to this hymn were written by Civilia D. Martin in 1904 (she also wrote His Eye is on the Sparrow). Her husband was scheduled to give a sermon, and she was ill. He considered canceling his engagement until his son told him, “Father, don’t you think if God wants you to preach today, He will take care of Mother while you are away?” By the time he returned home, Civilia was feeling much better and had composed this song, based on their son’s comment. He promptly sat down and wrote music to go with the text. Listen and let your spirits be lifted!
For another hymn by Civilia Martin go to this post: