Heir Of All The Ages

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1 Heir of all the ages, I—
Heir of all that they have wrought!
All their store of emprise high,
All their wealth of precious thought!

2 Every golden deed of theirs
Sheds its luster on my way;
All their labors, all their prayers,
Sanctify this present day.

3 Heir of all that they have earned
By their passion and their tears;
Heir of all that they have learned
Through the weary, toiling years.

4 Heir of all the faith sublime
On whose wings they soared to Heav’n;
Heir of every hope that Time
To earth’s fainting sons hath giv’n.

5 Aspirations pure and high,
Strength to do and to endure;
Heir of all the ages, I—
Lo, I am no longer poor!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12996

Author: Julia C. R. Dorr

Born: Feb­ru­ary 13, 1825, Charles­ton, South Car­o­li­na. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1913, Rut­land, Ver­mont, at her home, The Ma­ples. Buried: Ev­er­green Cem­e­te­ry, Ru­tland, Ver­mont. Pseudonym: Car­o­line Tho­mas. Daughter of Will­iam Young Rip­ley, Julia lost her mo­ther as a child. In 1830 her fa­ther took her to Ver­mont, where she was ed­u­cat­ed. She be­gan writ­ing po­et­ry at an ear­ly age, but did not publ­ish an­y­thing un­til two years af­ter her 1847 mar­ri­age to Sen­e­ca M. Dorr, a prom­i­nent New York law­yer and bank­er. After her mar­ri­age, Ju­lia con­trib­ut­ed to mag­a­zines, main­ly po­e­try, with an oc­ca­sion­al short sto­ry. She count­ed amon… Go to person page >

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First Line: Heir of all the ages, I
Title: Heir Of All The Ages
Author: Julia C. R. Dorr
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



HENDON (Malan)

HENDON was composed by Henri A. Cesar Malan (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1787; d. Vandoeuvres, Switzerland, 1864) and included in a series of his own hymn texts and tunes that he began to publish in France in 1823, and which ultimately became his great hymnal Chants de Sion (1841). HENDON is thought to…

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