Rest for the weary hands is good

Rest for the weary hands is good

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Tune: SERENITY (Wallace)
Published in 2 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: Rest for the weary hands is good
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

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The Pilgrim Hymnal #219Page Scan
The Pilgrim Hymnal: with responsive readings and other aids to worship #296Page Scan



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