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AMERICA’S FIRST WOMAN HYMNIST (Phoebe H. Brown)

Less than twenty years after Timothy Dwight’s hymns were published, a very poor and unpretentious American woman began to write lyrics that have been treasured by the Church until this present day, nor will they soon be forgotten. Her name … Continue reading

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O Lord, Thy work revive by Phoebe H. Brown

O Lord, Thy work revive, In Zion’s gloomy hour, And make her dying graces live By Thy restoring power. O let Thy chosen few Awake to earnest prayer; Their covenant again renew, And walk in filial fear. Thy Spirit then … Continue reading

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I Love to Steal Away by Phoebe Hinsdale Brown

I LOVE to steal awhile away   From every cumbering care, And spend the hours of setting day   In humble, grateful prayer.  I love, in solitude, to shed        The penitential tear; And all His promises to plead,  When none but God can hear. … Continue reading

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