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Sarah Doudney: Selected Poems and Hymns By Sarah Doudney
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This collection contains all 51 poems from Sarah Doudney’s “Psalms of Life” together with 115 poems and hymn lyrics never before collected from nineteenth century periodicals such... More > as “The Sunday Magazine,” “Good Words Magazine,” “Littell’s Living Age” and others. Included are all her poems that have become favorites: “The Lesson of the Water-Mill,” a very popular poem; “The Christian’s Goodnight,” sung at Charles Spurgeon’s funeral; “The Hardest Time of All,” an often quoted poem; “Between the Lights,” reflections between the sunset and moon-rise, and “Some Words,” about the power of words. R. H. Barnes wrote in the Preface: “The highest aspiration of the writer will, I know, be attained, if any words of hers shall minister comfort to the sorrowing, hope to the downcast, and strength to the weary.” Sarah Doudney (1841–1926) was born in Portsmouth, England. Her father, George E. Doudney, was with a large candle and soap business. She grew up in the rural area of Cathrington, Hants, where she did her writing.< Less
The Beauties of Dr. Issac Watts By Isaac Watts
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Isaac Watts, the celebrated hymn writer, was a dynamic man that thought across many disciplines. This book is a collection of over 120 excerpts from twelve different books Isaac Watts authored.... More > Included are passages from “Improvement of the Mind”, “Doctrine of Passions,” “Logic,” “Strength and Weakness of Human Reason,” “World to Come,” and seven other of his works. Also included is “Advice to a Young Man.” This collection is excellent way to become familiar with the writings and thinking of Isaac Watts. Isaac Watts (1674–1748) was born in Southampton, England. His father, a schoolmaster, was jailed twice for his non-conformist faith. Isaac loved to read and attended the free school in Southampton. He started learning Latin at the age of four. He started writing poetry at fifteen. He became a preacher at 24. He lived at Abney House with Sir Thomas and Lady Mary. He gave himself to preaching and writing his entire life. He was an industrious hymn writer who wrote over 600 hymns, among many other works.< Less
Religious Poems By Elizabeth Prentiss
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Elizabeth Prentiss wrote 122 poems that “depict some of the deepest experiences of her Christian life . . . they are her tears of joy or of sorrow, her cries of anguish, and her songs of love... More > and triumph.” The epigraph states: “The testimony of one soul is the experience of thousands.” As Harper’s Magazine (1874) wrote: “These poems . . . will give strength to many that feel the weariness, and faint under it, and that need just this cry of a labored trust as a means of conduct to the higher experience of joyous trust.”< Less
The Hymns of Frances Ridley Havergal By Frances Ridley Havergal
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This edition is a collection of 108 poems that are the foundation of Frances Ridley Havergal’s most popular hymns. These verses often contain several stanzas not found in a typical hymnal. Some... More > favorites of hers include: “Take My Life and Let It Be,” “Who is on the Lord’s Side,” “Lord Speak to me,” “Truehearted Wholehearted,” and “Like a River Glorious.”< Less
Daily Food for Christians By Religious Tract Society
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Daily Food for Christians is a collection of short devotions that consist of a promise from the Bible, a verse of a hymn and another scriptural passage for every day of the year. The daily selection... More > is often thematically related. This book was originally published as a miniature book and was very popular in the nineteenth century. Although many old editions were just over two by three inches, this new edition is six by nine inches with easier to read text. The original King James Version has been retained. These meditations were used by missionaries, servicemen and other Christians for guidance and inspiration.< Less
William Cowper's Olney Hymns By William Cowper
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These hymns were written in Olney, England and were originally published in 1779. This collection includes William Cowper's 68 Olney hymns, and twelve other sacred works. All of Cowper's most loved... More > hymns are found here: "God Moves in Mysterious Ways," "There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood," and "O for a Closer Walk with God." This edition also contains a brief biographical sketch of William Cowper by Rev. Henry Stebbing, A. M. (1799-1883). All Bible references are full text.< Less