CIVILLA DURFEE MARTIN
Born August 21, 1866 in Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died March 9, 1948 (age 81) in Atlanta, Georgia
After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. Because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
She is reported to have written several hundred hymns and religious songs. Her first one, “God Will Take Care of You,” written in 1904 became world-famous. Her husband wrote the music for this and many of her other hymns.