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Thread #38563   Message #543799
Posted By: wysiwyg
06-Sep-01 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: Ly/Chds Req. Stand by Me-Gospel
Subject: Lyr Add: STAND BY ME(Charles A. Tindley)
I gotta slow down.

There's the Ben E. King piece by this title too-- "Stand By Me" -- Atco -- 1961.

Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded it too, but which version?

See also a Mudcatter's anecdote HERE.

I have Stand By Me in Songs of Zion, (Verolga Nix) another hymnal from the Methodist church incorporating music of African American churches and experience.

This version's composer is discussed HERE by Dale Rose.

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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).

SOURCE:
Songs of Zion, (Verolga Nix).

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