Phillips, Harriet Cecilia, was born in Sharon, Connecticut, in 1806, and was for many years an active worker in Sunday Schools in New York city. She contributed five hymns to the Rev. W. C. Hoyt's Family and Social Melodies, 1853, and has also written for various magazines. "We bring no glittering treasures" (Sunday School Anniversary), was written circa 1848 for a Sunday School Festival in New York city, and published in the Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849 (Nutter's Hymn Notes, 1884, p. 31l).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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