Hinsdale, Grace Webster, née Haddock, a Congregationalism daughter married to Theodore Hinsdale, a lawyer of New York, in 1850. Mrs. Hinsdale is a contributor to the periodical press, and has published Coming to the King, a Book of Daily Devotion for Children, 1865; republished in England as Daily Devotions for Children, 1867. Her hymns include :—
i. From Coming to the King, 1865.
1. A light streams downward from the sky. Heaven.
2. My soul complete in Jesus stands (1855). Safety in Jesus.
ii. From Schaff’s Christ in Song, N.Y., 1869.
3. Are there no wounds for me? Passiontide. Written April, 1868.
4. Jesus, the rays divine. Jesus ever present. Written July, 1868.
5. There was no angel 'midst the throng. Jesus, the D… Go to person page >
O what can little hands do? [Value of Little Things.] We find this popular hymn for children in the American Tract Society's Happy Voices, 1865, No. 136, in 5 stanzas of 5 lines, and signed "Farin."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Display Title: O what can little hands doFirst Line: O what can little hands doTune Title: LITTLE HANDSAuthor: Grace Webster Hinsdale, 1833-1902Meter: 7 6 8 8 6.Date: 1918Subject: Hymns for the Young | Christian Life and Service
Display Title: O what can little hands doFirst Line: O what can little hands doTune Title: LITTLE HANDSMeter: 188.8.131.52.6.Date: 1897Subject: Hymns for the Young | The Son - His PraiseSource: Farin in 'Happy Voices,' 1865