Sarah Doudney

Sarah Doudney
Short Name: Sarah Doudney
Full Name: Doudney, Sarah, 1841-1926
Birth Year: 1841
Death Year: 1926

Doudney, Sarah, daughter of Mr. George E. Doudney, of Cosham, Hants, was born near Portsmouth, but removed into a remote village in Hampshire at an early age. Her first efforts in literature were made when she was quite young, her poem, "The Lessons of the Water-Mill," a popular song, especially in America, having been written when she was only fifteen. Known mainly to the reading public through her stories, A Woman's Glory, Stepping Stones, and others, and through her contributions to the Sunday Magazine, Good Words, and other serials, her works, including fiction, and sacred and secular poems, have been widely read and appreciated. Her sacred poems are the least numerous of her writings. Some of these, as, "The Master hath come, and He calls us to follow," and "Saviour, now the day is ending," for use at the close of Evening Service, and of more than usual merit, create the desire for more of a like kind. Greater use, however, may be made of what she has written than has been done. By being buried in magazine literature, her hymns are somewhat difficult to trace. Her Psalms of Life was published by Houlston in 1871.

In the Sunday School Union Songs of Gladness, 1871, the following were given;—
1. He hath gone into His garden. The Vineyard of the Lord.
2. In Thy holy garden ground. The Vineyard of the Lord.
3. Land of peace, and love, and brightness. Heaven.
4. Saviour, now the day is ending. Sunday Evening.
5. The Master hath come, and He calls us to follow. Jesus and Mary of Bethany.
6. We praise our Lord to-day. Sunday.
7. We sing a loving Jesus. Praise of Jesus.
Of these, Nos. 1, 2, 3, are in her Psalms of Life, 1871, and all have passed from the Songs of Gladness into other collections.
8. Room for the wanderer, room. Christ's Invitation. is in W. B. Stevenson's School Hymnal, 1880.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Doudney, Sarah, p. 307, i. Other hymns in common use:—
1. For all Thy care we bless Thee. Morning.
2. Lord of the golden harvest. Harvest.
3. Now the solemn shadows darken. Evening.
Nos. 1, 2, are from Miss Doudney's Psalms of Life, 1871, and No. 3 is in Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Sarah Doudney (15 January 1841, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire – 8 December 1926, Oxford) was an English fiction writer and poet. She is best known for her children's literature and her hymns.

Texts by Sarah Doudney (15)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Beyond the hopes of life and timeSarah Doudney (Author)2
For all thy care we bless theeSarah Doudney (Author)English13
Gut' Nacht! Schlaf' süß!Sarah Doudney (Author)German2
He comes into his gardenSarah Doudney (Author)2
He hath gone into his gardenSarah Doudney (Author)2
Now the solemn shadows darkenSarah Doudney (Author)English2
O Mestre nos chama, devemos segui-loSarah Doudney (Author)1
Room for the wanderer, roomSarah Doudney (Author)English2
Savior, now the day is endingSarah Doudney (Author)English66
Savior, Thou knowest the souls that are drearySarah Doudney (Author)2
Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy restSarah Doudney (Author)English48
The Master hath come, and He calls us to followSarah Doudney (Author)English17
The weary hours like shadows come and goSarah Doudney (Author)English4
There are days of silent [deepest] sorrowSarah Doudney (Author)English2
We sing a loving JesusSarah Doudney (Author)English24

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