Leonard Swain

Short Name: Leonard Swain
Full Name: Swain, Leonard, 1821-1869
Birth Year: 1821
Death Year: 1869

Swain, Leonard, D.D., was born at Concord, New Haven, Feb. 26, 1821, and educated at Dartmouth College and Andover. In 1847 he became a Congregational minister at Nashua, New Haven; and in 1852 of Central Church, Providence, Rhode Island. He died July 14, 1869. His hymns, "My soul, it is thy God" (The Christian Race), and "My soul, weigh not thy life" (The Good Fight of Faith), appeared anonymously in The Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, and their authorship has only recently been determined. The second hymn is the more widely used of the two. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Leonard Swain (3)sort descendingAsInstances
My soul, it is thy GodLeonard Swain (Author)15
My soul! weigh not thy lifeRev. Leonard Swain (1821-1869) (Author)42
My soul, whene'er thou shalt arriveLeonard Swain (Author)3
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