Fain, O my child, I'd have thee know

Fain, O my child, I'd have thee know

Author: Maria Grace Saffery
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: Maria Grace Saffery

Saffery, Maria Grace, née Horsey [sic. Andrews], born in 1773, and died March, 1858, was daughter of the Rev. J. Horsey, [sic. She was not the daughter of J. Horsey. J. Horsey was a friend of her husband's] of Portsea, and wife of the Rev. Mr. Saffery, pastor of the Baptist Church at Salisbury. Early in life she published a short poem and a romance, and in 1834, a volume entitled Poems on Sacred Subjects (London, Hamilton, Adams & Co.). Mrs. Saffery was a gifted and accomplished woman. At the suggestion of her husband, and of her son, the Rev. P. J. Saffery, she wrote many hymns for special occasions. She contributed ten to Dr. Leifchild's collection, and others to the Baptist Magazine and other periodicals. Some time before 1818 she wrote… Go to person page >

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First Line: Fain, O my child, I'd have thee know
Author: Maria Grace Saffery
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Fain, O my babe, I'd have thee know , p. 987, i. This hymn, by Mrs. Saffery, appeared in the Evangelical Magazine, May, 1809.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Hymns for Mothers #d17

Hymns for Schools and Families #d125

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #296

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d70

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d75

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The Baptist Harp #78

The Carol #d29

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The Child's Hymn Book #140

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d47

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