A voice from Eden

A soft sweet voice from Eden stealing

Author: James L. Nicholson
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: James L. Nicholson

James L Nicholson United Kingdom/USA 1828-1876. Born in Ireland, he emigrated to the United States around age 25. He lived in Philadelphia, PA, worked as a postal clerk, and was a member of the Wharton Street Methodist Episcopal Church there for about 20 years, where he taught Sunday school, led singing in church, and assisted in evangelical work. This was also hymn writer, William J Kirkpatrick’s, church. Around 1871 he moved to Washington, DC, and worked as a postal clerk there. In addition to his hymn writing, he also wrote several books, one on birds and their care, one on forensic medicine. He died in Washington, DC, but was buried in Philadelphia, PA. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A soft sweet voice from Eden stealing
Title: A voice from Eden
Author: James L. Nicholson
Refrain First Line: It is better further on
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #891

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Salvation Echoes #20a

Temple Chimes #d3

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The Highway Hymnal #2

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Winnowed Hymns #49

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