|Short Name:||Mary C. Bourdillon|
|Full Name:||Bourdillon, Mary C., 1819-1870|
Bourdillon, Mary, née Cotterill, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Cotterill, some time Rector of Blakeney, Norfolk, born at Ampton, Suffolk, Aug. 30, 1819, married to E. D. Bourdillon, and died at Dresden, Feb. 19, 1870. Her principal poetical work was A Mother's Hymns for her Children, 1849, 2nd edition 1852, containing 21 pieces. Of these the following are in common use:—
1. Above the clear blue sky, Beyond, &c. Praise.
2. Blessed Jesus, wilt Thou hear us? Child's Prayer.
3. Gracious Saviour, from on high. Holy Baptism.
4. Jesus, we thank Thee for Thy day. Sunday.
5. Lamb of God, who came from heaven. Christ the Example.
6. There was a lovely Garden once. Eden.
These hymns are characterized by great simplicity and directness of aim, and are most suitable for children.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Bourdillon, Mary, née Cotterill, p, 164, ii. Another hymn by Mrs. Bourdillon in common use is “My God has given me work to do." (Blessings of Prayer.)
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)