Numberless as the Sands

Who can count the mercies that our God bestows

Author: Laura E. Newell
Tune: [Who can count the mercies that our God bestows]
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: Laura E. Newell

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1854, New Marl­bo­rough, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Oc­to­ber 13, 1916, Man­hat­tan, Kan­sas. Daughter of Mr. and Edward A. Pixley, but orphaned as an infant, Laura was adopted by her aunt, then Mrs. Hiram Mabie, who at the time lived in New York. In 1858, the Mabie family moved to a farm south of where Wamego, Kansas, now stands. Two years after the move, Mr. Mabie died, and his wife resumed teaching. In 1860, Mrs. Mabie accepted a position in Topeka, Kansas, where she taught many years. Under her tutelage, Laura received her education. As early as age 12, Laura was writing rhymes, and two years later her poems began to appear in local newspapers. She had no thought of a literary career; she simply wrote… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Who can count the mercies that our God bestows
Title: Numberless as the Sands
Author: Laura E. Newell
Refrain First Line: Numberless as the sands
Copyright: Public Domain

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Crowning Carols #d191

Glory Songs #19

Gospel Songs No. 2 #d201

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