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Edith G. Cherry

Edith G. Cherry
Short Name: Edith G. Cherry
Full Name: Cherry, Edith G., 1872-1897
Birth Year: 1872
Death Year: 1897

Edith Adeline Gilling Cherry United Kingdom 1872-1897. Born at Plymouth, Devon, she was disabled from the age of 16 months by poliomyelitis and walked with crutches. The death of her only sister, who died at age 4, when Edith was age 6, devastated her. She had a gift for poetry and wrote much before the age of 15. She had friends who helped her supporting Sunday school work and the YWCA. She was a gifted illustrator of cards and porcelain which she neatly embellished with flower or fern sprays and Bible texts. Of her verse, she said, they were given to me and all I had to do was write them down. Some of her poems appeared in print in the periodical “The Christian”. She had two strokes in early life, and a 3rd, at age 25, took her life. She wrote beautiful poems and many hymn lyrics, filling 2 volumes. She wrote a poem on hearing of the death of C. H. Spurgeon.

John Perry

Texts by Edith G. Cherry (14)AsAuthority LanguagesInstancessort descending
Wir ruh'n in Dir, Du unser Schild und RetterEdith G. Cherry (Author)German1
Wir traun auf Dich, Du Schirmer und BeschützerEdith G. Cherry (Author)German1
Wär' ich doch ganz sein eigenEdith Gilling Cherry (Author)German1
Benned nyugszunk, oltalmunk, égi pajzsunk!Edith G. Cherry (Author)Hungarian2
Come in, come in, Lord JesusEdith Gilling Cherry (Author)English2
He touched her hand and the fever left herEdith G. Cherry (Author)English2
Saying yes to JesusEdith G. Cherry (Author)English2
Soul, redeemed by Love DivineEdith G. Cherry (Author)English2
What wouldst Thou have me to do, Lord? Show me my task for todayEdith Gilling Cherry (Author)English2
我惟靠你,你是盾牌常護庇 (Wǒ wéi kào nǐ, nǐ shì dùnpái cháng hù bì)Edith G. Cherry (Author)Chinese2
Descanso en ti, mi defensor y escudoEdith Cherry (Author)Spanish3
I have heard Thy voice, Lord JesusEdith G. Cherry (Author)English15
We rest on Thee, our Shield and our DefenderEdith Gilling Cherry (Author)English15
O to be kept for JesusEdith Gilling Cherry (Author)English22
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