W. Stillman Martin

Walter Stillman Martin (1862 – 1935), was an American Baptist minister who studied ministry at Harvard University. But he later switched to the denomination of Disciples of Christ. He was married to Civilla Durfee Martin (August 21, 1866 – March 9, 1948), a Canadian-American writer of many religious hymns and gospel songs. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Martin and his wife together created hymns and songs which have become widely known. Some of her most popular pieces include "God Will Take Care of You", "One of God's Days", "Going Home", "The Old Fashioned Way", and "His Eye Is on the Sparrow".

Birth and Death Data: Born 1862, Died 1935

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-30443 10-in. 7/1/1924 God will take care of you J. Foster Barnes Male vocal solo, with pipe organ composer  
Victor BVE-38006 10-in. 4/21/1927 God will take care of you Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W149769 10-in. 1/16/1930 God will take care of you William McEwan Male vocal solo, with violin, organ, and chimes composer  
Columbia W98216 12-in. 1/28/1926 God will take care of you Lucy M. van de Mark Female vocal solo, with organ composer  
OKeh 8846 10-in. Jan. 1925 Sing it and tell it Jenkins Family Mixed vocal trio, with guitar and mandolin composer  
OKeh 9068 10-in. Apr. 1925 God willl take care of you Mrs. R. M. Forster ; J. Douglas Swagerty ; Mrs. J. Douglas Swagerty Female-male vocal duet, with organ composer  
OKeh S-73187 10-in. Feb. 1925 One of God's days Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer  
OKeh W80592 10-in. 3/19/1927 God will take care of you Jenkins Family Vocal duet, with piano composer  
Brunswick E27951 10-in. 8/2/1928 One of God’s days Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, W. Stillman," accessed October 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111021.

Martin, W. Stillman. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111021.

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