Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Short Name: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Full Name: Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Birth Year: 1811
Death Year: 1896

Stowe, Harriet, née Beecher, daughter of the Rev. Lyman Beecher, D.D., was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, June 15, 1812. In 1832, her father having been appointed President of Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, she removed therewith the family; and in 1833 was married to the Rev. Calvin E. Stowe, D.D., Professor of Languages and Biblical Literature in the same Institution. Her high reputation as an author is well known; and the immense success of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which first appeared in The National Era, in 1852, ensures her a lasting reputation. She has also written other well-known works. Three of her hymns appeared in the Plymouth Collection, edited by her brother, H. W. Beecher, in 1855:—
1. Still, still with Thee, when purple morning breaketh. Resting in God.
2. That mystic word of Thine, 0 sovereign Lord. Abiding in Jesus.
3. When winds are raging o'er the upper ocean. Peace.
Another hymn by Mrs. Stowe, "How beautiful, said he of old" (The Gospel Ministry), is No. 231 in the Boston Hymns of the Spirit, 1864. Her poetic pieces were published in her Religious Poems, 1867; and from a poem therein the hymn, "Knocking, knocking, who is there?" (Christ knocking), in Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos is adapted. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (/stoʊ/; June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist. She came from the Beecher family, a religious family, and became best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions experienced by enslaved African Americans. The book reached an audience of millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and in Great Britain, energizing anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. Stowe wrote 30 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and for her public stances and debates on social issues of the day.

Texts by Harriet Beecher Stowe (29)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Abide in me, O Lord, and I in TheeHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)English26
Abide in me, overshadow by Thy loveHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)English6
Agtalinaedac a di agressatHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)Tagalog2
Al despertar la purpurina auroraHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)Spanish3
As pants the wearied hart for cooling springsH. B. Stowe (Author)English1
Hoer det banker hvem derHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
Hoer dig ropar nadens st'mmaHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)5
Horch, es klopfet, für und für!Harriet B. Stowe, 1812-1896 (Author)German14
How beautiful, said he of oldHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)1
Ich bin bei dir, wenn hell der Morgen dämmertHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)German2
In the silent midnight watches, List! thy bosom door!H. B. Stowe (Author)English1
It lies around us like a cloudHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)English5
Junto al Señor, cuando la aurora naceHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)Spanish2
Klopfend, klopfend, wer ist da?Harriet Beecher Stowe (Author)German1
Klopfet, klopfet komm hereinMrs. H. B. Stowe (Author)German3
Knocking, knocking, who is there? Knocking, knocking, O how fair!Harriet Beecher Stowe (Author)English1
Knocking, knocking, who is there? Waiting, waiting, O how fair!Mrs. H. B. Stowe (Author)English70
Life's mystery, deep, restless as the oceanHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)4
Llaman, llaman, ¿quién va allá?Harriet Beecher Stowe (Author)Spanish2
Mid the mad whirl of lifeHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
O blessed peace, that floweth as a riverHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
O wondrous mother, since the dawn of timeHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
One year ago, a ringing voiceHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)2
Still, still with thee, when purple morning breakethHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)English468
That mystic word of thine, O sovereign LordHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)English25
We need some Charmer, for our hearts are soreHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)3
Wer klopft, wer klopft? Komm hereinHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)German1
When winds are raging over the upper oceanHarriet Beecher Stowe (Author)English105
Why shouldst thou studyMrs. H. B. Stowe (Author)2

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