Elizabeth Singer Rowe

Short Name: Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Full Name: Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737
Birth Year: 1674
Death Year: 1737

Howe, Elizabeth, née Singer, daughter of Walter Singer, an Independent Minister, was born near Frome, Somersetshire, in 1674; married in 1710 to Thomas Rowe, the poet; and died in Feb., 1737. Her works include Friendship in Death; Letters Moral and Entertaining, and Devoute exercises of the Heart (which was revised and published by Dr. Watts). Her Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse, which included some of her husband's poems, together with her Hymns and Versions of Psalms, was published posthumously in 1739.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Rowe, Elizabeth, p. 925, i. From Mrs. Rowe's Miscellaneous Works, &c, 1739, the following hymns are taken:—
1. Begin the high celestial strain. Praise to God.
2. Lord, what is man that he should prove? The Love of God.
3. The glorious armies of the sky. Praise to God.
4. To Thee, O God, my prayer ascends. God our Joy.
For full biographical details, see the Biog. Britannia, v., or, Supplement of the Gospel Magazine, 1770,

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

Texts by Elizabeth Singer Rowe (13)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Before the bright harmonious spheresElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)2
Before the rosy dawn of dayElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)English2
Begin, each soul, the lofty stsrainElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)2
Begin, my soul, the lofty strainMrs. Rowe (Author)9
Begin our souls the lofty strainElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)2
Begin the high, celestial strainElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)English20
Ere men adored, or angels knewElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)1
Great God, my early vows to theeElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)17
Lord, what is man, that he should proveElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)13
The glorious armies of the skyElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)10
Thou didst, O mighty God, existRowe (Author)22
To thee, O God, I daily sighElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)2
To thee, O God, my prayer ascendsElizabeth Singer Rowe (Author)11

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