Mrs. T. J. Carney

Mrs. T. J. Carney
Short Name: Mrs. T. J. Carney
Full Name: Carney, T. J., Mrs. (Julia Abigail Fletcher), 1823-1908
Birth Year: 1823
Death Year: 1908

Carney, Julia Abigail (Fletcher). (Lancaster, Massachusetts, April 6, 1823--November 1, 1908, Galesburg, Illinois). Universalist. Married Rev. T.J. Carney, a Universalist minister. Author of many prose articles and poems, generally published in Universalist periodicals. In later life she lived in Galesburg, Illinois.

Three of her hymns were included in Church Harmonies, New and Old, 1895:
1. Father, we pray for those who dwell
2. Our heaven is everywhere
3. Think gently of the erring

--Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives

Carney, Julia A., née Fletcher, was born in 1823. She was a teacher for some time in one of the Boston Primary Schools, U.S.A., which was held in the vestry of Hollis Street Church, in that city. This Church was demolished in 1846. It was for use in these Primary Schools that her "Little drops of water" (q.v.) was written in 1845.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney (pen names, Julia, Minnie May, Frank Fisher, Sadie Sensible, Minister's Wife, Rev. Peter Benson's Daughter; April 6, 1823 – November 1, 1908) was an American educator, poet, author, and editor. Remembered for her poem "Little Things", many of her poems were set to music and published in school textbooks, and used in church hymn-books for more than half a century. She died November 1, 1908, in Galesburg, Illinois.

Texts by Mrs. T. J. Carney (10)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
أعظم الجبالJulia A. Carney (Author)Arabic1
Deal gently with the erring oneJulia A. Carney (Author)2
Kleine Tröpflein Wasser, Kleine Körner SandJulia A. Carney (Author)German9
Little drops of water, Little grains of sandCarney (Author)English148
Our heaven is everywhereMiss Fletcher (Author)English22
See the morning sunbeamsJulia A. Carney (Author)English1
Speak gently to the erring, You know not of the powerMrs. T. J. Carney (Author)English2
Speak not harshly, much of careMiss Fletcher (Author)3
Think gently of the erring one, O let us not forgetJulia A. Carney (Author)English86
We come to thee, O God, with hushedMiss Fletcher (Author)3

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