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Servants of Christ, arise

Servants of Christ, arise

Author: L. H. Sigourney
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Servants of Christ, arise,
And gird you for the toil!
The dew of promise from the skies
Already cheers the soil.

2 Go where the sick recline,
Where mourning hearts deplore;
And where the sons of sorrow pine,
Dispense your hallowed store.

3 Be faith, which looks above,
With prayer, your constant guest;
And wrap the Saviour's changeless love
A mantle round your breast.

4 So shall you share the wealth
That earth may ne'er despoil,
And the blest gospel's saving health
Repay your arduous toil.

Source: Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #374

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Servants of Christ, arise
Author: L. H. Sigourney

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Christian Life Songs #148

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Christian Science Hymnal #102

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Christian Science Hymnal #102a

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Christian Science Hymnal #102b

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Christian Science Hymnal #102c

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Christian Science Hymnal #102

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Christian Science Hymnal #201

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Church Harmonies #474

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #356

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #356

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Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #374

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Methodist Hymn-Book #428

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d578

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