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Long my spirit pined in sorrow

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

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First Line: Long my spirit pined in sorrow
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: When our wayward thoughts are straying
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d145

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #194

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Bright Jewels for the Sunday School #75

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Coronation Hymns and Songs #24

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Dew Drops of Sacred Song #56

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Echoes from Zion #5

Gems of Sacred Song for Sunday Schools #d46

Hallowed Songs #d206

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Hallowed Songs #113

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Jasper and Gold #215

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Joy to the World #97

New Silver Song #d77

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Prayer and Praise #44

Prayerful Praises. 5th ed. #d83

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Redeemer's Praise #121e

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Sabbath Carols #4

Sabbath Carols #d66

Song Life for Sunday Schools #d111

Song Treasury #d85

Songs for Young and Old #d76

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #257

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Sparkling Jewels for the Sunday School #33

The Lily #d50

The Shining Strand #d30

The Song Evangel #d122

The Song Evangel #ad122

Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d113

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