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Mary S. B. Dana Shindler

Mary S. B. Dana Shindler
Short Name: Mary S. B. Dana Shindler
Full Name: Shindler, Mary Dana, 1810-1883
Birth Year: 1810
Death Year: 1883

Shindler, Mary Stanley Bunce, née Palmer, better known as Mrs. Dana, was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, Feb. 15, 1810. In 1835 she was married to Charles E. Dana, of New York, and removed with him to Bloomington, now Muscatine, Iowa, in 1838. Mr. Dana died in 1839, and Mrs. Dana returned to South Carolina. Subsequently she was married to the Rev. Robert D. Shindler, who was Professor in Shelby College, Kentucky, in 1851, and afterwards in Texas. Mrs. Shindler, originally a Presbyterian, was for some time an Unitarian; but of late years she has been a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. As Mary S. B. Dana she published the Southern Harp, 1840, and the Northern Harp, 1841. From these works her hymns have been taken, 8 of which are in T. O. Summers's Songs of Zion, 1851. The best known are:—
1. Fiercely came the tempest sweeping. Christ stilling the storm. (1841.)
2. I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger. A Christian Pilgrim. (1841.)
3. O sing to me of heaven. Heaven contemplated. (1840.) Sometimes given as "Come, sing to me of heaven." [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Shindler, Mary S. B., p. 1055, i. Other hymns usually attributed to this writer, are "Prince of Peace, control my will" (Perfect Peace), in the Church of England Magazine, March 3, 1858, in 32 lines; and " Once upon the heaving ocean" (Jesus calming the Sea).

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

Texts by Mary S. B. Dana Shindler (33)sort iconAsInstances
O sing to me of heaven When I am called to dieMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)139
Far o'er the wave which rolls so coldMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)2
Fiercely came the tempest sweepingMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)6
Flee, as a bird, to your mountainMary S. B. Dana (Author)62
Hear my prayer, my heavenly Father, Let my cryMrs. Dana (Author)2
Herr Jesu Christ, du bist alleinMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)3
Hier auf Erden bin ich ein PilgerMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)16
Huye cual ave tu monteMary Dana (Author)2
I dearly love a little childMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)5
I know not the way I am goingMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)3
I need Thee every hour, Most gracious LordMrs. Annie S. Hawks (Author)1
I was weary of my SaviorMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)3
I'm a pilgrim and I'm a stranger, I can tarry, I can tarry but a nightMary S. B. Dana (Author)286
Let precious truth and honestyMary S. B. Dana Schindler (Author)3
Like a dream when one awakethMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)5
My beloved, wilt thou own meMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)8
O daughter of Zion, why sorrowest thouMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)2
O God, my heart is faint and weakMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)2
O joy to thee, joy to thee daughter of sorrowMrs. Dana (Author)5
Once upon the heaving stormy oceanMrs. Dana (Author)11
Prince of Peace, control my willMary S. Shindler (Author)103
Savior at thy feet we bowMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)2
Shed not a tear, o'er your friend's early bier Mrs. Dana (Author)57
Soft, soft, music is stealingMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)12
Sound forth in tuneful numbers, gentle harpMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)2
Sparkling and bright in its liquid lightMrs. Dana (Author)32
There's not a bright and beaming smileMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)15
Till I shall be sleepingMrs. Dean Shindler (Author)5
Voy al cielo, soy peregrinoMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)4
We shall meet no more to partMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)10
What seraph like music steals over the seaMary S. B. Dana Shindler (Author)5
When down to the garden where rivulets flowMrs. Dana (Author)2
When I gaze on the rainbowMary Dana Shindler (Author)1

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