God Will Take Care Of You

Based On:

Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. (Psalms 63:7)

Words: Ci­vil­la D. Mar­tin, 1904; first ap­peared in Songs of Re­demp­tion and Praise, by John A. Da­vis, 1905.

I was con­fined to a sick bed in a Bi­ble school in Les­ter­shire, New York. My hus­band was spend­ing sev­er­al weeks at the school, mak­ing a song­book for the pres­i­dent of the school. “God Will Take Care of You” was writ­ten one Sun­day af­ter­noon while my hus­band went to a preach­ing ap­point­ment. When he re­turned I gave the words to him. He im­me­di­ate­ly sat down to his lit­tle Bil­horn or­gan and wrote the music. That even­ing he and two of the teach­ers sang the com­plet­ed song. It was then print­ed in the song­book he was com­pil­ing for the school.

Music: Wal­ter S. Mar­tin

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

Protection at the nest by Anthony

Protection at the nest by Anthony

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.

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

From SermonAudio

HYMN HISTORY:

“In his book Hymns of Faith, Nathanael Olson wisely observes, ‘Who can comprehend the faith and wisdom of a child?’

That’s something I’ve often thought about myself. It seems that the faith of a child is unclouded by doubt or unbelief. Children believe implicitly in the power of God to answer prayer; and in His willingness to do so. They just can’t entertain failure in the matter of their prayers.

I must add that I’ve often been impressed by this same simple faith in the hearts of my own children. So it was with the nine year old son of a baptist minister in 1904.

The Rev. W. Stillman Martin had an invitation to preach in New York City. However, his wife was ill; too ill to accompany him on the journey; perhaps too ill to be left behind while he went away. He thought of cancelling the engagement and staying by her side.

Sensing his father’s concern the nine year old son enquired, ‘Daddy, don’t you think that if God wants you to preach today, He will take care of Mother while you’re away?’ The father thought about this for a moment and then replied, ‘Yes son, I know He will.’

Thus, assured, he kissed his wife and son goodbye and hurried of to fulfil the preaching engagement as planned.

On his return, some time later, he was pleasantly surprised to find his wife greatly improved. As he came to her bed side she handed him a poem she had written in his absence- a poem of comfort inspired by their son’s simple faith. “Be not dismayed what’er betide, God will take care of you’ Beneath his wings of love abide, God will take care of you”.

God will take care of you,
Through every day,
O’re all the way;
He will take care of you

The Reverend Martin placed the words on the music stand of the organ and in a short time had composed a tune which suited his wife’s words perfectly.

God will take care of you is a real hymn of encouragement. It assures us that ‘through days of toil, ‘in times of danger or need,’ in fact, ‘no matter what the test,’ God will take care of His people. Of course, that’s a premise which is Bible based.

Thank God for the little nine year old boy who saw it more clearly than his preacher Dad did at first!”

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