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Hither, sleep, a mother wants thee

Hither, sleep, a mother wants thee

Author: Josiah G. Holland
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Josiah G. Holland

Holland, Josiah Gilbert, was born at Belchertown, Massachusetts, July 24, 1819. He was for some time on the staff of the Springfield Republican, and became in 1870 the editor of Scribner's Magazine. He has written several successful books, and some poetical pieces. One of the latter, "For summer's bloom, and autumn's blight" (Praise in and through all things), was included, from Bitter Sweet, 1858, in the Boston Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book for the Church & Home, 1868. He died Oct. 12, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hither, sleep, a mother wants thee
Author: Josiah G. Holland
Refrain First Line: Close his eyes

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