Clara Tear Williams: 1858 - 1937


Clara Tear Williams was born near Painesville, Ohio, and grew up on the homestead inherited from her Christian ancestors who emigrated from the Isle of Man, situated between England and Ireland. At the age of thirteen, the love of God was shed abroad in her heart, and her teen years were spent in increasing consecration. During her late teens, Clara began assisting others in gospel meetings, at which time she penned "Satisfied." Later, she traversed several states, from town to town, as a circuit riding preacher.

At the age of thirty-six, she married William H. Williams. This spiritually well-matched couple gave their lives to the Lord's work, and at times, traveled as circuit riders together. They had three daughters. After participating in the joy of leading many individuals to the Lord Jesus Christ, Clara went to be with Him at the age of seventy-eight.