O backward looking son of time

O backward looking son of time

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Published in 7 hymnals

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

Whittier, John Greenleaf, the American Quaker poet, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1807. He began life as a farm-boy and shoemaker, and subsequently became a successful journalist, editor and poet. In 1828 he became editor of the American Manufacturer (Boston), in 1830 of the New England Review, and an 1836 (on becoming Secretary to the American Anti-Slavery Society) of the Pennsylvania Freeman. He was also for some time, beginning with 1847, the corresponding editor of the National Era. In 1840 he removed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where most of his later works have been written. At the present time [1890] he lives alternately at Amesbury and Boston. His first poetical piece was printed in the Newburyport Free Press in 182… Go to person page >

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First Line: O backward looking son of time
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

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Hymnal for Christian Science Church and Sunday School Services #162

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #835

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #835

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Plymouth Collection #a1281

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1281

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1281

The St. Alban Hymnal #d272

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