Father, a weary heart hath come

Father, a weary heart hath come

Author: Catherine Harbison Waterman Esling
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Catherine Harbison Waterman Esling

Esling, Catherine H., née Watterman, was born in 1812, and married in 1840 to George J. Esling, of Philadelphia. Her poems were collected and published in 1850 as The Broken Bracelet, and other Poems. She is widely known as the author of "Come unto Me, when shadows darkly gather" (Invitation), which appeared in the Christian Keepsake annual, 1839, in 9 stanzas of 4 lines. It is usually given in an abbreviated form. Mrs. Esling is a member of the American Protestant Episcopal Church. (Nutter, 1884, p. 253.) --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Father, a weary heart hath come
Author: Catherine Harbison Waterman Esling

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Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #421

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Manual for the chapel of Girard College #40

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New Union Hymns #266

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Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #242

Parish Psalmody #d161

Parish Psalmody #d163

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Precious Hymns #314

The New Living Hymns No. 2 #d79

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