Bethlehem star, sweet gem of light

Bethlehem star, sweet gem of light

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bethlehem star, sweet gem of light
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Copyright: Public Domain



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Manual of Devotion and Selection of Hymns for ... Girard College for Orphans #d19

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Sabbath School Bell No. 2 #23b

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The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d21

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