Lo at noon 'tis sudden night

Lo at noon 'tis sudden night

Author: Jane Taylor
Published in 21 hymnals

Author: Jane Taylor

Taylor, Jane, the younger of two sisters, was born at London, Sept. 23, 1783. Her gift in writing verse displayed itself at an early age. Her first piece was printed in the Minor's Pocket Book for 1804. Her publications included Display, a tale, 1815; Essays in Rhymes, 1816; and the posthumous work edited by her brother, entitled The Contributions of Q. Q., 1824, being pieces in prose and verse from the Youth's Magazine, to which she had contributed under the signature of "Q. Q." She died at Ongar, Essex, April 13, 1824. Her Memoir and Poetical Remains, were published by her father in 1825. The joint productions of the two sisters, Ann Taylor Gilbert & Jane Taylor, were:-- (1) Original Poems, 1805; (2) Hymns for the Nursery, 1806; (3) Hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo at noon 'tis sudden night
Author: Jane Taylor


Lo, at noon 'tis sudden night. Ann Gilbert, née Taylor. [Good Friday.] From Hymns for Infant Minds, 1810, No. 25, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines, and entitled "Jesus Christ came into the world to gave sinners” (ed. 1886, p. 63). This is a kindred hymn to her "Jesus, Who lived above the sky," and is quoted in her Memorials, 1874, as an example of beautiful simplicity and accuracy (vol. i. p. 224). It has attained to a good position amongst hymns of established worth, is in extensive use, and is one of the most popular of Mrs. Gilbert's compositions. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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Family Hymns #d136
Home Song Book, prepared for the use of the Children of the Home for the Friendless #P97Page Scan
Hymnal for children #d141
Hymns additional to the Hymns in the Prayer Book: collected for the Sunday-school of their parishes by the rectors of St. Philip's and St. Jude's churches, Philadelphia #266Page Scan
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d64
Hymns for Children and Youth #d20
Hymns for Children and Youth #d25
Hymns for Infant Minds #d20
Hymns for Infant Minds. Armstrong's 2nd ed. #d26
Hymns for Schools and Families #d275
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #37Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d126
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d272
Hymns with Music for Children #d146
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d244
New Union Hymns #501Page Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #58Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d214
The Bible Hymn Book #d137
The Child's Hymn Book #39Page Scan
The New Sunday-School Harmonist #d50
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