The faith of a child is so innocent and their understanding is so basic and simple. Because of this child like faith, we have the hymn GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU. The text of spiritual encouragement was written in 1904 by Mr. and Mrs. W. Stillman Martin.
The Martin’s were guests at the Practical Bible Training School, where Mr. Martin was helping prepare a song book. Stillman Martin was also a well-known Baptist Evangelist. He had been invited to preach at a church some distance from the school. Before he could leave, his wife, Civilla Martin suddenly became ill. Mr. Martin was seriously considering cancelling the preaching engagement so he could stay home to care for his wife. That is when their young son spoke up and asked, “Father, don’t you think that if God wants you to preach today, He will take care of Mother while you are away?” Stillman couldn’t help but agree. He went to the church and God unusually blessed his message with several in the audience confessing faith in Christ as the service ended.
When he got home, he found Civilla doing so much better. She had been so inspired by her son’s question that she had written most of the words to a hymn text…just the same as it remains today. Mr. Martin sat down at the piano and composed the music. This hymn is such a beautiful reminder that God cares for you and I. Many are encouraged by the simple truth of this hymn even as they experience life’s hurt and discouragement.
When you sing GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, thank God for His love and care during all of life.