The Shepherd's heart is saddened

Author: Martha Mills Newton

Born: March 2, 1861, Oxford, North Carolina. Died: April 11, 1947, South Fork, North Carolina. Buried: Rich Fork Baptist Church, Thomasville, North Carolina. Daughter of John Haymes Mills and Elizabeth Ann Arlington Williams Mills, Martha married Jefferson Davis Newton in 1889. She was a poet and an accomplished pianoforte player, and wrote over 50 hymns. She once heard one of her hymns sung by a 3,000 voice choir (likely on the radio) before she even knew it had been published. She never received more than $5 for a hymn, and payment was more often only $2. She taught music in the Rich Fork Community (Pilot area) of North Carolina, and lived for 30 years in Thomasville on land where the New Community General Hospital was eventually bui… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Shepherd's heart is saddened
Author: Martha Mills Newton
Refrain First Line: He seeks his wandering sheep

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Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d509

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #535

Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d524

Life Songs No. 2 #d264

New Century Carols #d122

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d276

The Highway to Heaven #d150

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