Adelaide Anne Procter

Adelaide Anne Procter
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Short Name: Adelaide Anne Procter
Full Name: Procter, Adelaide Anne, 1825-1864
Birth Year: 1825
Death Year: 1864

Not to be confused with Adelaide A. Pollard.

Adelaide Anne Proctor was born in London, in 1825. Her father, Brian W. Proctor, is well known by his literary nom de guerre of Barry Cornwall. In 1853, Miss Proctor became a contributor to Dickens' "Household Words." Her reputation as a poet was secured by the publication of her first volume of "Legends and Lyrics," in 1858. A second volume was added in 1860. She also published other compositions in poetry and prose. She died in 1864. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.
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Procter, Adelaide Anne, daughter of Bryan Waller Procter (Barry Cornwall), was born in Bedford Square, London, Oct. 30, 1825. In 1851 she entered the Roman communion, and died in London, Feb. 2, 1864. Miss Procter displayed more than usual intellectual powers at an early age. In later years she was skilled in music and languages. Her poetical gifts have been widely appreciated. Her Legends and Lyrics, A Book of Verse, was published in 1858. Of this an enlarged edition was published in 1862. Her hymns in common use from these two editions are:—

1. I do not ask, 0 Lord, that life may be. Resignation. In her Legends, &c., 1862. It is one of the most widely used of Miss Procter's hymns.
2. I thank Thee, 0 my God, Who made. Thankfulness. In her Legends, &c., 1858, p. 207, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines. In several collections, including the Hymnal Companion, it begins in an altered form, "My God, I thank Thee, Who hast made;" and in others, "Our God, we thank Thee, Who hast made." Bishop Bickersteth in his note on this hymn in the Hymnal Companion, 1816, says, "This most beautiful hymn by A. A. Procter (1858), touches the chord of thankfulness in trial, as perhaps no other hymn does, and is thus most useful for the visitation of the sick."
3. One by one the sands are going [flowing]. The links of Life. In her Legends, &c., 1858, p. 20, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines.
4. Rise, for the day is passing. Redeem the Time. In her Legends, &c., 1858. Sometimes given as "Arise, for the day is passing," as in Holy Song, 1869.
5. Strive; yet I do not promise. Strive, Wait, Pray. In her Legends, &c., 1858, p. 103, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines.
6. The way is long and dreary. Life a Pilgrimage. In her Legends, &c., 1858, p. 136, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines and a refrain.
7. The shadows of the evening hours. Evening. In her Legends, &c., 1862.
8. We ask for peace, 0 Lord. Peace with God. In her Legends, &c., 1858, p. 214, in 4 stanzas of 9 lines.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by Adelaide Anne Procter (52)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A stable rude and a manger bedAdelaide A. Procter (Author)2
Al crisol del sufrimientoAdelaide A. Procter, 1825-1864 (Author)Spanish3
Are we not noblesAdelaide A. Procter (Author)2
Arise, this day shall shineMiss A. A. Procter (Author)English3
Around thystarry crownAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)2
Ave Maria, bright and pureA. Procter (Author)English17
Be strong to hope, O heartAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English2
Before Thy throne, O Lord of heaven, We kneel at close ofAdelaide A. Procter, 1825-1864 (Author)7
But for a moment, this valley of sorrowsAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English2
Carry thy sorrow to JesusAdelaide A. Procter (Author)English1
Cleanse me, O Lord, from all that grieves thy loveAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)2
Do not cheat thy heart, and tell herAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)2
Do not look at life's long sorrowAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English3
Fierce raged the tempest over the deepAdelaide A. Procter (Author)English2
For all the Savior's heart was brokenAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)2
Fret not, poor soul, while doubt and fearAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)4
Give us our daily breadAdelaide A. Procter (Author)English2
Here the heart-arche, there the gladnessAdelaide A. Procter (Author)2
How pure, how frail, and whiteAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English16
Hush, I cannot bear to see theeAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)3
I beg of you, I beg of youMiss A. A. Procter (Author)2
I do not ask, O Lord, that life may beAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English122
I thank you, Lord, that you have madeAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)2
I think if thou couldst knowAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English2
If we daily labor, doing whatAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)2
Judge not, the workings of his brainMiss A. A. Procter (Author)English7
Let me count my treasuresA. Procter (Author)3
Let thy gold be cast in the furnaceAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English2
Love divine, through all thingsAdelaide A. Procter (Author)2
Misaotra Anao zahay izaoAdelaide A. Procter (Author)Malagasy2
My God, I thank Thee who hast madeAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English211
Nothing resting in its own completenessMiss A. A. Procter (Author)English3
O Savior, ere we partAdelaide A. Procter, 1825-1864 (Author)2
O to have dwelt in BethlehemAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)4
One by one, our duties wait usAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)2
One by one, the sands are flowingAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English51
One Priest alone can pardon meAdelaide A. Procter (Author)English4
Our God, we thank Thee, who hast madeAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English8
Rise, for the day is passingAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English3
Seated one day at the organAdelaide Proctor (Author)English5
See the rivers flowing downward to the seaAdelaid A. Proctor (Author)English7
Sow with a generous handA. A. Proctor (Author)English5
Stay! weary sinner, burdened oneProctor (Author)English2
Strive, yet I do not promise the prize you dream of todayAdelaide A. Procter (Translator)English4
The moon that now is shiningAdelaide A. Procter (Author)English2
The shadows of the evening hoursAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English214
The way is long and dreary, the path is bleak and bareAdelaide, A. Procter (Author)English33
Through the world thy children raiseAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)6
'Tis to fight the battle of the crossAdelaide Proctor (Author)English2
We ask for peace, O LordAdelaide Anne Procter (Author)English8
Weighed in the balance, and wantingAdelaide A. Procter (Author)English2
What is Life, Father?Adelaide Anne Procter (Author)English2

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