Josephine Pollard

Josephine Pollard
Short Name: Josephine Pollard
Full Name: Pollard, Josephine, 1834-1892
Birth Year: 1834
Death Year: 1892

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited a magazine for African Americans. Her children’s books include: “History of the U.S.” (1884); “The life of George Washington” ; “The life of Christ for young people”; “History of the New Testament in words of one syllable” (1899); “History of the Old Testament in words of one syllable” (1899); “Bible stories for children” (1899). She was in poor health in her latter years. She died at NYC, NY.

John Perry

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Texts by Josephine Pollard (109)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A little maiden to our doorJosepine Pollard (Author)3
A sweet young child upon its mother's breastJosephine Pollard (Author)2
All my life long have my steps been attendedJosepine Pollard (Author)11
Arouse, arouse, from your slumbersJosepine Pollard (Author)2
At last the chains are brokenJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Awake, arouse, and send a glance afarJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Beyond the sunset's radiant glow, There is a brighter world, I knowJosepine Pollard (Author)English22
Brother, take thy cross and bear itJosepine Pollard (Author)9
Come, leave your delicious libationsJosephine Pollard (Author)2
Down from Calvary they bore himJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Five cents a glass, and do you thinkJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Frail is my bark and stormy is the oceanJosephine Pollard (Author)5
Full of sin though I may beMiss J. Pollard (Author)6
Hail, all hail, A glorious light has arisenJosepine Pollard (Author)3
Heavenly Father, grant thy blessing on the duties (Pollard)Josepine Pollard (Author)4
His name we love to hearJosephine Pollard (Author)2
I always go to JesusJosepine Pollard (Author)6
I choose to follow Jesus all the wayJosepine Pollard (Author)3
I come to thee, I come to thee, when from the worldJosephine Pollard (Author)3
I envy not the regal stateJosephine Pollard (Author)2
I have work enough to do, Ere the sun goes downJosepine Pollard (Author)English38
I must not walk in the way of sinJosepine Pollard (Author)4
I stood outside the gateMiss Josephine Pollard (Author)English35
I was but a little lambJosepine Pollard (Author)4
I was lost, in darknessJosephine Pollard (Author)2
If any habit hold you fastJosepine Pollard (Author)2
If thy days are full of sorrowJosephine Pollard (Author)3
I'll give my heart to Jesus, to JesusJosepine Pollard (Author)2
O blest was the hour that my heart may knowJosephine Pollard (Author)4
In the darkness hour that my heartJosephine Pollard (Author)15
In those beautiful mansions in gloryJosepine Pollard (Author)4
Jesus, my Savior, cleanse me from sinJosepine Pollard (Author)5
Journey [journeying] onward, every dayJosepine Pollard (Author)5
Joybells ringing, children singingJosephine Pollard (Author)English26
Lo! the fields are white for harvest; Who will thrust the sickle in?Josepine Pollard (Author)5
Long ago my savior soughtJosephine Pollard (Author)2
Look to Jesus weary one full of anguishJosepine Pollard (Author)14
Lord, my heart is very weakJosephine Pollard (Author)5
March along together, Ever firm and trueJosepine Pollard (Author)10
My Master has given me workJosepine Pollard (Author)3
Nearer the fount of Jesus' loveJosepine Pollard (Author)3
No night so darkJosephine Pollard (Author)2
O be joyful all ye landsJosepine Pollard (Author)8
O dear, cried he, who rules belowJosephine Pollard (Author)2
O it is joy to believeJosephine Pollard (Author)2
On brothers on to meet the foeJosepine Pollard (Author)4
One by one, the saints are goingJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Our Savior, our RedeemerMiss J. Pollard (Author)2
Out on the highways wherever we goJosepine Pollard (Author)English12
Over and over again, no matter which way I turnJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Over the tide, over the tideJosephine Pollard (Author)2
Peaceful heart, O what joyJosephine Pollard (Author)2
See the earth from bondage breakingJosepine Pollard (Author)3
Shall we anchor in the harborJosepine Pollard, 1868 (Author)6
Sing away, sing awayJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Sweet the Sabbath morningJosepine Pollard (Author)5
Tell us something more of the love of JesusJosepine Pollard (Author)9
The beauteous stars that shineJ. P. (Author)5
The flowers drink their morning draughtJosepine Pollard (Author)4
The little break that glides alongJosepine Pollard (Author)2
The morning hours are few and fleetJosepine Pollard (Author)2
The morning is fairJosepine Pollard (Author)2
The streets of the city are fullJosepine Pollard (Author)5
The tears that fall from eyesJosephine Pollard (Author)2
There are lights by the shore of that countryJosepine Pollard (Author)25
There is poison in the cupJosephine Pollard (Author)3
There is work enough to doJosepine Pollard (Author)2
There's a land where sorrow comesJosepine Pollard (Author)2
There's always a riverJosepine Pollard (Author)2
There's many a trouble would burst like a bubbleJosephine Pollard (Author)English2
Though many crave the flowing bowlJosephine Pollard (Author)2
Through the stillness of the eveningJosepine Pollard (Author)2
'Tis but little we can do, Jesus to repayJosepine Pollard (Author)2
'Tis indeed, a pleasant sightJosepine Pollard (Author)4
'Tis the Savior who would claimJosephine Pollard (Author)English23
'Tis thy love that brings me nearerJosepine Pollard (Author)2
To meet the glad echoes our voices we raiseJosephine Pollard (Author)English9
To the humble soul that is bornJosephine Pollard (Author)3
Turn your glasses down, boysJosephine Pollard (Author)2
We are young, we are youngJosepine Pollard (Author)3
We come, we come, without delayJosepine Pollard (Author)4
We gather here a pilgrim bandJosephine Pollard (Author)4
We gather in this dear retreatJosephine Pollard (Author)2
We have heard of a cityJosephine Pollard (Author)2
We must never grow wearyJosepine Pollard (Author)8
We must toil in the heat of the dayJosepine Pollard (Author)6
We must work and pray together, Working, prayingJosepine Pollard (Author)14
We must work and strive togetherJosepine Pollard (Author)2
We never shall be happy if we walk the ways of sinJosepine Pollard (Author)5
We praise thee, we bless thee, our Father and FriendJosepine Pollard (Author)7
We walk in a shaded pathJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Welcome, welcome (Pollard)Josepine Pollard (Author)2
We'll praise his name who reigns aboveJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Wenn das Ufer wir erreichtJosephine Pollard (Author)German1
We're growing stronger every dayJosepine Pollard (Author)3
Were it not for thee, my SaviorJosepine Pollard (Author)9
We're marching through a wildernessJosepine Pollard (Author)4
We're on the road that leads alongJosepine Pollard (Author)3
We're wandering through a wildernessJosepine Pollard (Author)4
What have I done to show my love, For Jesus, for JesusJosephine Pollard (Author)5
When all the world seems drearJosepine Pollard (Author)2
When by thoughts of sinJosepine Pollard (Author)3
When these weary days are overJosepine Pollard (Author)6
When we've crossed the jasper sea (Pollard)Josepine Pollard (Author)English15
When you see the ruddy wine, touch it notJosepine Pollard (Author)2
Why wilt thou not relentJosepine Pollard (Author)7
Within God's temple now we meetJosephine Pollard (Author)2
Within God's temple now we meet To praise his holy nameJosephine Pollard (Author)2
You're a proper nice young manJosepine Pollard (Author)2

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