The Smitten Rock

Author: Samuel Young Harmer

Harmer, Samuel Young, son of Samuel Harmer, a member of the Society of Friends, was born at Germantown, Pennsylvania, Dec. 9, 1809. In 1827 he joined the American Methodist Episcopalian Church, and was engaged for several years as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent. In 1842 he became a local preacher of that body, and, in 1847, was admitted into the ministry. He has held appointments in Philadelphia and Iowa. His well-known hymn "In the Christian's home in glory" (Heaven) was written in 1856 for a camp-meeting collection which the Rev. John Gladding was then compiling. It has been slightly altered, and set to music by the Rev. W. McDonald of Boston, Massachusetts. (For these details we are indebted to Dr. Hatfield's Poets of… Go to person page >

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First Line: Waters from the smitten rock
Title: The Smitten Rock
Author: Samuel Young Harmer
Refrain First Line: 'Tis flowing
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gates Ajar #102

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Golden Grain #188

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Joyful Greeting #129

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National Tidings of Joy #56

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Pearly Portals for the Sabbath School #37

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Precious Jewels #56

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Sunday School Songs #102

Tidings of Joy #d60

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