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There is no flock, however watched and tended

There is no flock, however watched and tended

Author: Henry W. Longfellow
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: Henry W. Longfellow

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth , D.C.L. was born at Portland, Maine, Feb. 27, 1807, and graduated at Bowdoin College, 1825. After residing in Europe for four years to qualify for the Chair of Modern Languages in that College, he entered upon the duties of the same. In 1835 he removed to Harvard, on his election as Professor of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres. He retained that Professorship to 1854. His literary reputation is great, and his writings are numerous and well known. His poems, many of which are as household words in all English-speaking countries, display much learning and great poetic power. A few of these poems and portions of others have come into common use as hymns, but a hymn-writer in the strict sense of that term he… Go to person page >

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First Line: There is no flock, however watched and tended
Author: Henry W. Longfellow


There is no flock, however watched and tended. H. W. Longfellow. [Death and Burial.] A cento from his Seaside and Fireside, 1849. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)
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Christian Praise #605

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Hymns for All Christians #L82

Lyra Sacra Americana #d196

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d688

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #222

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d552

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Songs of the Soul #238

Songs of the Unity #d202

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The People's Hymnal #501

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