Heede, Elevine. (Arendal, Norway, 1820-1883). A Norwegian teacher, who studied in France and England as well, and who was also a teacher in a Methodist seminary in Oslo, Norway, from 1873-1883. She was at the same time the editor of the Methodist Sunday School weekly magazine Børnenes Søndagsblad, in which she published from 1874 onward her own Norwegian renderings of the Sankey songs. She also published her own compositions in this magazine. These songs soon came out in books, first called De lille Zions Harpe, then Zions Harpe I (containing 160 songs) and Zions Harpe II (containing 103 songs). Her own songs were "borrowed" widely and wildly, without crediting her. Even the Norwegian-Danish Methodist Conference hymnal Evangeliske Toner (… Go to person page >
Author: Lydia Baxter
Baxter, Lydia, an American Baptist, was b. at Petersburg, N. York, Sep. 2, 1800, married to Mr. Baxter, and d. in N. Y. June 22, 1874. In addition to her Gems by the Wayside, 1855, Mrs. Baxter contributed many hymns to collections for Sunday Schools, and Evangelistic Services. Of these, the following are the best known:—
1. Cast thy net again, my brother. Patient toil. Given in the Royal Diadem, N. Y., 1873.
2. Go, work in my vineyard. Duty. Also given in the Royal Diadem, 1873, and Mr. Sankey's S. & Solos, No. 4.
3. I'm kneeling, Lord, at mercy's gate. Lent. In Coronation Hymns, &c, N. Y., 1879.
4. I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done. Longing for rest. Royal Diadem. 1873.
5. In the fadeless s… Go to person page >