|Short Name:||Selina P. Pearce|
|Full Name:||Pearce, Selina P., 1845-|
Pearce, Selina P., an American Baptist hymn-writer, and author of "Be our joyful song to-day" (Jesus Only), and a Mission hymn, “Hark, 'tis the voice of gladness," is the daughter of a Baptist Minister at Marietta, Ohio, was born at Lowell, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1845.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Pearce, Selina P. (Lowell, Ohio, December 29, 1845--?). Baptist. Daughter of a Baptist minister. High school principal. "Be our joyful song to-day" is found in Sankey, McGranahan, and Stebbins' Gospel Hymns, where it is attributed to "L. Pierce."