O church of God, arise, And take thy lamp of love

O church of God, arise, And take thy lamp of love

Author: Annie Matheson
Tune: DENBY
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Annie Matheson

Matheson, Annie, eldest daughter of Rev. James Matheson, Congregational Minister, of Nottingham, was born at Blackheath, March, 1853, and resided at Notting Hill, London. She died in 1924. At an early age she showed considerable literary ability, her first hymn, "Jesus, the children are calling," being composed when she was only 13 years old. This hymn, attracting the attention of Dr. George MacDonald, was introduced by him to the notice of the editor of Good Words, who inserted it in that magazine, as a "Hymn by a Child." In 1869 appeared "I am weak and weary, Lord," and from that time Miss Matheson was a frequent contributor to Good Words, Macmillan, The Spectator, St. Nicholas, and other magazines, both English and American. Her illust… Go to person page >

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First Line: O church of God, arise, And take thy lamp of love
Author: Annie Matheson

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Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #451

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