Civilla D. Martin

Civilla Durfee Martin (August 21, 1866 – March 9, 1948) was a Canadian-American writer of many religious hymns and gospel songs in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Her husband, Walter Stillman Martin (1862–1935), studied ministry at Harvard University, where he became a Baptist minister but later switched to the Disciples of Christ. Together they 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 August 21st, 1866

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist

Recordings

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 lyricist  
Victor BVE-38006 10-in. 4/21/1927 God will take care of you Marion Talley Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W149769 10-in. 1/16/1930 God will take care of you William McEwan Male vocal solo, with violin, organ, and chimes lyricist  
Columbia 98216 12-in. 1/28/1926 God will take care of you Lucy M. van de Mark Female vocal solo, with organ lyricist  
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 lyricist  
OKeh S-73187 10-in. Feb. 1925 One of God's days Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio lyricist  
OKeh W80592 10-in. 3/19/1927 God will take care of you Jenkins Family Vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Brunswick C732-C733 10-in. 4/18/1927 His eye is on the sparrows Pace Jubilee Singers ; Hattie Parker Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus lyricist  
Brunswick LAE326 10-in. 11/9/1928 His eye is on the sparrow Maureen Dyer Female vocal solo, with organ and string quartet lyricist  
Brunswick E27951 10-in. 8/2/1928 One of God’s days Frank McCravy ; James McCravy Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio lyricist  
Edison 18915 10-in. 12/4/1928 His eye is on the sparrow Arthur Billings Hunt Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Edison N-609 10-in. 12/4/1928 His eye is on the sparrow Arthur Billings Hunt Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Martin, Civilla D.," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113373.

Martin, Civilla D.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113373.

"Martin, Civilla D.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/113373

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