Sure, to the mansions of the blest

Sure, to the mansions of the blest

Author: John Quincy Adams
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: John Quincy Adams

Adams, John Quincy. (Braintree, Mass., July 11, 1767-February 21, 1848, Washington, D.C.). Most of Adams' verse, both religious and secular, was written after he had left the Presidency. In his later years he composed a metrical version of the Psalms, best described as a free rendering in fairly good verse of what he felt was the essential idea of each Psalm. When his minister, William P. Lunt, of the First Parish, (Unitarian), Quincy, Mass., undertook the preparation of his hymn book The Christian Psalter, Mrs. Adams put the manuscript of her husband's metrical Psalms into Lunt's hands, and the latter included 17 of them in his book, and five other hymns by his distinguished parishioner. The effect on Adams is recorded in a moving entr… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sure, to the mansions of the blest
Author: John Quincy Adams
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Sure to the mansions of the blest. John Quincy Adams. [Burial.] This is part of a piece of 20 stanzas, which appeared in the Monthly Anthology and Boston Review, Jan., 1807. It is entitled "Lines addressed to a mother on the death of two infants, 19th Sept. 1803, and 19th Decr., 1806." -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #693

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #557

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #687

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d374

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #8

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d318

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d313

The Christian Psalter #d496

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #463

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