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The great teacher

I asked the little joyous bird

Author: Florence C. Armstrong
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: Florence C. Armstrong

Armstrong, Florence Catherine, daughter of William Armstrong, M.D., of Collooney, Co. Sligo, Ireland, born March 18, 1843. Her well-known hymn:— 0 to be over yonder [Longing for Heaven] was written in 1862, and published without her consent in the British Herald, Feb. 1865, p. 24, and dated "Jan., 1865." It soon attained an extended circulation, and was given in several collections. In 1875 Miss Armstrong acknowledged the authorship in her work, The King in His Beauty and Other Poems. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I asked the little joyous bird
Title: The great teacher
Author: Florence C. Armstrong
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Bright Blossoms of Song #d27

Heart and Voice #d108

Heart and Voice #d109

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #195

New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d20

Songs of Work and Worship #d52

Sunbeams Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Combined #d35

The Crowning Triumph #d49

The Little Hymn Book #d33

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