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Esther Wiglesworth

Short Name: Esther Wiglesworth
Full Name: Wiglesworth, Esther, 1827-1904
Birth Year: 1827
Death Year: 1904

Wiglesworth, Esther, daughter of Thomas Wiglesworth, was born at 6 Bruce Terrace, Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1827, and is now (1891) Matron of the Magdalen Asylum, Streatham. She has composed a large number of small poetical works, and has contributed numerous hymns and poems to the periodical press. The works from which most of her hymns in common use are taken, are: Verses for the Sundays and Holidays of the Christian Seasons, 1863; (2) Verses for Christian Children, 1871; (3) Hymns for the Feasts, and other Verses, 1878; (4) Songs of Perseverance, 1885, &c. These hymns in common use include:—
1. Almighty Father, God of love. Morning.
2. Father, look upon Thy children. Confirmation.
3. God chooseth out the place. God the Guide.
4. God sets a still small voice. Conscience.
5. How beautiful is earth. Heaven.
6. Little children, Advent bids you. Advent.
7. O Fount of life and beauty. St. Barnabas.
8. Thou Who with dying lips For Orphans.
9. When we in holy worship. Divine Worship. Miss Wiglesworth's hymns are admirably suited, through their simplicity and tenderness, for the use of children. She d. Oct. 31, 1904.

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


Texts by Esther Wiglesworth (20)sort descendingAsInstances
Alleluia, alleluia, heaven and earth together singElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)5
Dear children, evermoreElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)7
Father, look upon thy childrenEsther A. Wiglesworth (Author)2
Forward be our watchword, Hearts and voices joinedElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)2
Gentle Jesu, see thy childrenElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)4
God chooseth out the placeElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)3
God sets a still small voiceElizabeth Wigglesworth (Author)7
Hail, sweet baby, pure and holyEsther Wiglesworth (Author)4
Hark, what music fills the skyElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)3
Holy Spirit blessed doveElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)9
Little children, advent bids youMiss Esther Wiglesworth, (1927- ) (Author)8
Little children, who would everElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)5
O Lamb of God, most holy, Beneath the accursed treeElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)5
Soldiers, true and faithful, hear the trumpets callE. Wigglesworth (Author)9
Thou Who with dying lipsE. Wiglesworth (Author)7
Thrice blessed word of GodElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)7
We are little Christians, We are sons of GodElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)7
We are little pilgrims, We are strangers here (Wigglesworth)Elizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)3
When we in holy worshipElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)3
Sion, Sion, haste to meet HimElizabeth Wiglesworth (Author)6

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