Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784.
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Display Title: My Life Declines, My Strength Is GoneFirst Line: My life declines, my strength is goneTune Title: THE WAITS' SONGAuthor: Susannah HarrisonMeter: CMSource: Songs in the Night (Ipswich, England: Punchard & Jermyn, 1780)