Heir Of All The Ages

Heir of all the ages, I

Author: Julia C. R. Dorr
Tune: NUREMBERG (Ahle)
Published in 11 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12996
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