The Woman's Hymn

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1. Come, women, wide proclaim
Life through your Savior slain;
Sing evermore.
Christ, God’s effulgence bright,
Christ, who arose in might,
Christ, who crowns you with light,
Praise and adore.

2. Come, clasping children’s hands,
Sisters from many lands,
Teach to adore.
For the sin sick and worn,
The weak and overborne,
All who in darkness mourn,
Pray, work, yet more.

3. Work with your courage high,
Sing of the daybreak nigh,
Your love outpour.
Stars shall your brow adorn,
Your heart leap with the morn,
And, by His Love upborne,
Hope and adore.

4. Then when the garnered field
Shall to our Master yield
A bounteous store,
Christ, hope of all the meek,
Christ, whom all the earth shall seek,
Christ your reward shall speak,
Joy evermore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7587

Author: Fannie E. S. Heck

Born: June 16, 1862, Buffalo Lithia Springs, Virginia. Died: August 25, 1915, Raleigh, North Carolina. Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina. Fannie received the name "Exile" in memory of her birthplace, to which her mother had fled from Morgantown, West Virginia, during the American civil war (in which Fannie’s lawyer father served as a lieutenant colonel). After the war, the Heck family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended the Hobgood Seminary girls’ school there, and later the Hollins Institute near Roanoke, Virginia. She taught Sunday School at the First Baptist Church in Raleigh, and went on to become vice-president of the Southern Sociological Congress, a member of the North Carolina Society of Social Wo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, women, wide proclaim
Title: The Woman's Hymn
Author: Fannie E. S. Heck
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…

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