Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Stand By Me

Hymn for Sunday

Here is a song I haven't heard for a while! I think I am going to suggest it to our song leader at our next service. It is a fitting end to a week with the theme of Valleys.

Stand By Me
(Charles A. Tindley)

When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship upon the sea
Thou Who rulest wind and water,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of tribulation,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of tribulation,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When the hosts of hell assail,
And my strength begins to fail,
Thou Who never lost a battle,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of faults and failures,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of faults and failures,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When I do the best I can,
And my friends misunderstand,
Thou Who knowest all about me,
Stand by me (stand by me).

In the midst of persecution,
Stand by me (stand by me);
In the midst of persecution,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When my foes in battle array
Undertake to stop my way,
Thou Who saved Paul and Silas,
Stand by me (stand by me).

When I’m growing old and feeble,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When I’m growing old and feeble,
Stand by me (stand by me);
When my life becomes a burden,
And I’m nearing chilly Jordan,
O Thou “Lily of the Valley,”
Stand by me (stand by me).

7 comments:

  1. Today I heard this song...and to my knowledge had never heard it before..and if I did it made no impression on me...but today it did...and I went looking on internet for it...and found your blog...I hope to visit from time to time....if that is ok....thanks from Lexington, KY....Ora

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  2. Welcome! I love visitors. I hope you find some more poems and songs here that are a blessing to you.

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  3. Hi
    I love this song too. My friends want to learn this song. Do u have the mp3? Can u please email me at helencsy@gmail.com

    Thanks a lot.

    Helen Kong

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  4. Anonymous7/04/2009

    My heart is moved closer to my Saviour, by this great hymn of the Christian faith
    It's truth lifts my soul in these day of sin and darkness
    Pastor Crosby Alabama

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  5. Thank you both for leaving comments.

    Helen, there are several sites online that have mp3s of great hymns of the faith. The one I used a lot was Cyberhymnal, but it seems to have disappeared now. Perhaps you could do an online search and find some more sites of this nature where you could download these songs.

    Pastor Crosby, this is certainly an encouraging hymn. I am glad it was a blessing to you.

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  6. Anonymous10/12/2009

    can I buy the sound track? let me know at mfqueenmary@embarqmail.com It is called stand by me by charles a tindey??????
    thank you Mary

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  7. Mary, I don't know how old this hymn is, so I don't know if the author ever recorded it. There may be someone that has recorded it on a record or CD, but unfortunately, I have no way to know who has done so nor whether the recording is Godly or not. You can probably find an MP3 of it online somewhere (at least of the music, perhaps not of someone singing it). God bless.

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