My soul's abiding rest

Weary was my soul of trying

Author: L. M. Rouse
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: L. M. Rouse

Louisa (Louise) Maria Rouse Stead Wodehouse b. Dover, Kent, 1 February 1846 [registered Louisa Maria Rouse, but often known as Louise] d. Penkridge, Southern Rhodesia, 18 January 1917 She grew up in England, in Kent and Sussex, becoming governess to a family in Lyminge, Kent, before emigrating to America, c. 1871. While living in Cincinnati, Ohio, she attended a camp meeting in Urbana, Ohio, and wrote her first hymn, ‘Precious Saviour, thou hast saved me’, which was published in Winnowed Hymns, 1873, with music by Dora Boole. In September 1873 she married George Stead, of Hempstead, Long Island, at St Paul Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, and moved to Hempstead. Her verses, ‘Saved from the power and the bondage of sin’… Go to person page >

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First Line: Weary was my soul of trying
Title: My soul's abiding rest
Author: L. M. Rouse
Copyright: Public Domain



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Our Treasury of Song, for Use in the Emmanuel Baptist Church #d308

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The Gospel of Joy #95

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