Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds
Courtesy of Hiram Coll­ege (hymntime.com/tch)
Short Name: Jessie Brown Pounds
Full Name: Pounds, Jessie Brown, 1861-1921
Birth Year: 1861
Death Year: 1921

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis.

A memorable phrase would come to her, she would write it down in her notebook. Maybe a couple months later she would write out the entire hymn. She is the author of nine books, about fifty librettos for cantatas and operettas and of nearly four hundred hymns. Her hymn "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" was sung at President McKinley's funeral.

Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)


Texts by Jessie Brown Pounds (227)sort iconAsInstances
A cualquiera parte sin temor iréJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
A few brief years to bravely doJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
A mighty host from coast to coastJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Advance, O Junior Army! The bugle call is nearJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)8
Afar o'er the hills, hear the tramp of their feetJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
After the voyage and the water's mad riotJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
All power and praise to JesusJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
America beloved, prize of the pilgrims' questJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
America for ChristJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Anywhere with Jesus I can safely goJessie H. Brown, 1861-1921 (Author)179
Anywhere with Jesus I'll be safeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Are you building on the rock, high above the sandy beachJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)12
Are you living on the uplandsJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Arm for the battle, soldiers of rightJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)5
Art thou saddened?Jessie H. Brown (Author)2
As now we leave this happy placeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
As the day draws nearJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
At the wondrous temple whose name is Anwered PrayerJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Back from the long agoJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)12
Be glad that the sunshine is somewhereJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Be true to the best you knowJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Beautiful homeland, home of the blestJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Can it be that our Father in heavenJessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
Can you sing a songJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Challenge thy people, Jehovah of hostsJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Christ is mine, my own heart knows itJessie Brown Pounds (Author)4
Closer to the cross I longJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Columbia, the strong to deliverJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Come over and help us, O soldiersJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)8
Come over and help us, they pleadingly sayJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Crush the traffic out of sightJessie H. Brown (Author)4
Dare to live for JesusJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)6
Dear are the friends I knowJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Dear is the hope that the gospel revealsJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)8
Do something for Jesus each day that goes byJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Do you mean to follow Jesus?Jessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
Do you see the beacon gleamingJessie H. Brown (Author)3
Down the ranks of the saved send the rousing callJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)5
Drop the anchor of hope from the Ship of LifeJessie H. Brown (Author)2
Endast korsets v'g leder hem till min GudJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Fair land, for which my spiritJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
Father, we implore theeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Foi Jesus que abriu o caminho do céuJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
For our needed daily breadJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Forth to the conflict, O brotherJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Friends who have loved me are slipping (passing) awayJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)19
From a vessel in mid oceanJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Gaa dag foer dagJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Geht es nur mit JesusJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Go forth, go forth, O soldier, nowJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)5
Go ye into all the world, 'tis the loving Lord's commandJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)9
God can hear my infant prayerJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
God of the harvest, Praises to theeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Hallelujah, hallelujah, the lowly is KingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
Hand in Hand mit Jesu kann ich sicher gehnJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Happy songs of jubileeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Hark, the jubilant songs of the childrenJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Hark, the silvery bugle o'er the hills is callingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
He cometh, the Shiloh expected longJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
He is coming, he is coming, he will notJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Heaven is ringing with glad exultationsJessie H. Brown (Author)2
Hele au me Iesu ma na wahi a pauJessie H. Brown (Author)2
Help me, Lord, to look to theeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Hemland, d'r sol ej dalarJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
His gifts are greater than my dreamsJessie Brown Pounds (Author)20
Holy Father, be thou nighJessie H. Brown (Author)2
Hvar som helst med JesusJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
I am afraid to walk aloneJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
I am dreaming now of heavenJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
I am going on with JesusJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
I am sure there is a heavenJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
I cannot keep from singing, I come with notesJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
I do not know where the country liesJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
I dreamed that I stood at the portal of heavenJessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
我知道我救贖主活著,(Wǒ zhīdào wǒ jiùshú zhǔ huózhe)Jessie B. Pounds (Author)2
I know that my Redeemer liveth, And on the earth again shall standJessie Brown Pounds, 1861-1921 (Author)95
I love to think of JesusJessie Brown Pounds (Author)1
I love to think of JesusJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
I must needs go home by the way of the crossJessie Brown Pounds, 1861-1921 (Author)199
I want to belong to JesusJessie Brown-Pounds (Author)3
I want to get closer to JesusJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
I want to live closer to Jesus, My visionJessie Brown Pounds (Author)17
I want to sing, as the children singJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
I will tell of the Savior who diedJessie H. Brown (Author)10
If it were not so, my Master would have told meJessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
If the name of the Savior is precious to youJessie H. Brown (Author)28
In the arms of Jesus restingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
In the secret place with JesusJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
In the valley of silence I walk with my GodJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Is it worthwhile to fightJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Jesus, I my cross have taken, In the village choir she stoodJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Jesus is calling for soldiers trueJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Jesus, the lowly one came from aboveJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Keep singing in the morningJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
Keep step in the march for the truthJessie H. Brown (Author)11
Land of plenty, land of beautyJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Lead me farther from temptationJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
Let us press toward the mark forJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Life is not a feast of gladnessJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Lift the master's bannerJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Like the sound of mighty thundersJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
List, the trumpet of God is soundingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)12
Lord, for thee with hearts so willingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Lord, God, the EverlivingJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
Lord of the nations, Father of allJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)5
Master, hast thou work for meJessie H. Brown (Author)7
Messengers of Jesus, tidings we are bearingJessie H. Brown (Author)2
More and better work for Jesus, Is the cryJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)5
My brother, look upward and onwardJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
My Redeemer walks beside meJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
My Savior has freed me from sinJessie B. Pounds (Author)4
Never say no when the Lord says goJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
No eye hath seen the treasuresJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
Not by might or by powerJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Not far from the kingdom thou standestJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
O brother, when you wearyJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
O chain of love that yet shall bindJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
O city old, in land afarMrs. Jessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
O cross of grief and anguish soreJessie H. Brown (Author)3
O cross upon Mount CalvaryJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
O life, in whom is life indeedJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)7
O sinner, the city of refuge is nighJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
O streue deine LiebessaatJessie B. Pounds (Author)1
O the faces we hope to seeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
O the yesterday's moments for pleasure or woeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)5
O thou blessed gift from heaven Jessie H. Brown (Author)2
O thou who dost care for my soulJessie Brown Pounds (Author)4
O welcome Sunday morningJessie Brown Pounds (Author)5
O what are you doing for Jesus With all he is doing for you?Jessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
O scatter seeds of loving deedsJessie H. Brown (Author)69
Onde quer que seja, com Jesus ireiJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
One by one, our loved ones leave usJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
One little hour for watching with the MasterJessie H. Brown (Author)6
Our pennies and our prayersJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Out in the desert I heardJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Out of sadness into gladnessJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)11
Out of the pain of the worldJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Out to the conflict with brave hearts we goJessie H. Brown (Author)3
Outside the gate you standJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Peace, peace, Jesus whispers lowJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)5
Peace through the cross shall comeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)6
Por el valle vamos todos a pasarJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
Praise ye the great JehovahMrs. Jessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
Rest after laborJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Ring the bells, the SaviorJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
Roses blow and roses fallMrs. Jessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
Shadows are hoveringJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
Should the forward march be echoedJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
So long as earth remainethMrs. Jessie H. Brown (Author)3
Someone must struggle that others may winJessie Brown Pounds (Author)10
Sometime, the tempest that frights thee will ceaseJessie Brown Pounds (Author)6
Somewhere the sun is shiningJessie B. Pounds (Author)86
Songs of salvationJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Sooner or later the wrong will be rightedJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)6
Soul, a Savior thou art needingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)7
Speed it, speed the gospel callJessie H. Brown (Author)4
Speed the gospel on and onward thro' the land we love and claimJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
Strike those chords once moreJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Such a little way to JesusJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
Sweet promise of Jesus, the message I claimJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Sweet voices are calling thy soul awayJessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
Take time for the tender wordJessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
The blessed cross of JesusJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
The earth shall know the glory of the presence of the LordJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
The Father has welcome for allJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
The fires of the sun shall be quenchedJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)8
The kingdom of earth may be pleased at thy feetJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
The Master is calling for reapers To gather the ripening grainJessie Brown Pounds (Author)1
The morning stars will sing againJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
The nations are askingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
The night is far spent, and the day is at hand; The morning is glimmering over the land (Pounds)Jessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
The voice of the Savior says comeJessie Brown Pounds (Author)21
The voyage has been wearyJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)5
The whole of life for JesusMrs. Jessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
There are days so dark that I seek in vainJessie B. Pounds (Author)74
There are storms the world o'er sweepingJessie Brown Pounds (Author)8
There are storms the world o'ers weepingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
There are the glorifiedJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
There is a time for wakingJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
There is joy in heaven among the angelsJessie H. Brown (Author)13
There is no flower fairerJessie H. Brown (Author)3
There is rest for the weary, if rest they will seekJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)9
There will dawn a golden morrow, by and byJessie Brown Pounds (Author)6
There's a call from the heart of the SaviorJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)6
There's a city of dreams, through the mist sends its gleamsJessie Brown Pounds (Author)6
There's a dream that I dream, of my Savior divineJessie Brown Pounds (Author)18
There's a question that comes when the nightJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
They gave him their treasuresJessie H. Brown (Author)2
They that be wise, as the stars shall shineJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
This is the way that polite people sayJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Thou art not very far from the kingdom todayJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Thou who dost pity the sons of menJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Thou who rulest earth and heavenJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
Though shadows may cover the face of the dayJessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
Though the upward path is narrowJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
Though the work of life be lowlyJessie B. Pounds (Author)2
Through the doors that open standJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Thy kingdom come, the prayer in deep contritionJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Thy risen Redeemer has bidden thee comeMiss Jessie H. Brown (Author)2
Tis chill on the mountain to-nightJessie H. Brown (Author)2
To be Christ's at last I will leave the pastMrs. Jessie Brown Pounds (Author)3
To him that overcomes, O glorious hopeJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
To the house of my Father my dream oft turnsJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
True to the trust thou hastJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2
Turn up your lamp; let it shine on your wayJessie H. Brown (Author)2
Turn your faces toward the morningJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)4
Überall mit Jesus, darf ich sicher geh'nJessie B. Pounds (Author)1
Up Zion's hill the path is steepMiss Jessie H. Brown (Author)2
We are a band of crusadersJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
We are climbing hand in handJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
We are coming, we are coming, We are soldiers of the LordJessie B. Pounds (Author)4
We are going down the valley one by oneMrs. Jessie Brown Pounds (Author)59
We are going to live foreverJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
We are little gleanersJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)3
We are sailing on the ship of ZionJessie H. Brown (Author)6
We for Christ, to Him we bringMrs. Jessie Brown Pounds (Author)5
We give thee the praise of our voicesJessie H. Brown (Author)2
We shall meet with raptured greetingJessie H. Brown (Author)2
When chilling shadows thickly fallJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)6
When the burden is heavyJessie Brown Pounds (Author)9
When we follow earthly splendorJessie H. Brown (Author)7
Will my spirit find its restJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
Within the holy book of lifeJessie H. Brown (Author)6
Would you have the world better and brighterJessie H. Brown (Author)3
Would you hear the Master speakingJessie Brown Pounds (Author)2
You are drifting far from shore, leaning on an idle oarJessie Brown Pounds (Author)30
You can, if you will, be saved tonightJessie H. Brown Pounds (Author)2



Advertisements