Footsteps of angels

When the hours of day are numbered

Author: Henry W. Longfellow
Published in 8 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: When the hours of day are numbered
Title: Footsteps of angels
Author: Henry W. Longfellow

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Hymns of Progress #d226

Progressive Songster #d176

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #218

Song-Flowers #d139

The One Key Singer #d59

The Spirit Minstrel. 2nd ed. #d99

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The Treasury of American Sacred Song with Notes Explanatory and Biographical #37

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