Go to thy rest, fair child

Go to thy rest, fair child

Author: L. H. Sigourney
Tune: BURBER
Published in 80 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Go to thy rest, fair child!
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head.

2 Before thy heart had learned
In waywardness to stray;
Before thy feet had ever turned
The dark and downward way;

3 Ere sin has seared the breast,
Or sorrow woke the tear;
Rise to thy throne of changeless rest,
In yon celestial sphere!

4 Because thy smile was fair,
Thy lip and eye so bright,
Because thy loving cradle-care
Was such a dear delight;

5 Shall love, with weak embrace,
Thy upward wing detain?
No! gentle spirit, seek thy place
Amid the cherub train.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #624

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go to thy rest, fair child
Author: L. H. Sigourney

Tune

BURBER


INVITATION (Maker)

Frederick C. Maker (b. Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, 1844; d. Bristol, 1927) composed INVITATION for this text. Also known as COME TO THE SAVIOR, the tune was published in the Bristol Tune Book (1881), edited by Alfred Stone and others. Well matched to the text, INVITATION begins gently but inv…

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Instances (1 - 80 of 80)

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d140

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d64

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d99

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d55

Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d125

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Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #177

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #622

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d154

Gloria in Excelsis #d192

Gloria in Excelsis #d116

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #607

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d149

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #607

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #596

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #828

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1008

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1008

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Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #65

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d139

Hymns for Mothers #d24

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Hymns for Public Worship #483

Hymns for Schools and Families #d150

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Hymns for Sunday Schools #A44

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #500

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Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #500

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #764

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #764

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #985

Linden Harp #d29

Mennonite Hymn Book #d101

Missionary Hymns #d29

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #410

New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d14

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #485

Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d66

Sunday School Hymn Book #d119

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The American School Hymn Book #CXIV

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #CXIV

The Canadian Warbler #d45

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The Christian Church Hymnal #379

The Christian Hymnal #d195

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #624

The Christian Hymnist #d155

The Church and School #d57

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d204

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The Evangelical Hymnal #487

The Gospel Hymnal #d173

The Message Bird #d21

The Praise Hymnal #d109

The Sabbath School Singing Book #d16

The Saints' Harp #d290

The Saints' Hymnal #d97

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The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #75

The Temple Harp #d100

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d105

The Union Singing Book #d29

The Vestry Harp #d56

Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d57

Union Hymns. Rev. #d104

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