|Short Name:||Lucy Larcom|
|Full Name:||Larcom, Lucy, 1824-1893|
Larcom, Lucy, was born at Beverley Farm, Massachusetts, in 1826. Her Poems were published in 1864. Her hymn, "When for me the silent oar" [Death Anticipated), was published in 1868. She died in 1893.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Larcom, Lucy, p. 1576, ii. The extended use of this writer's hymns justifies a more detailed account of her life and work than is given on p. 1576. She was born in 1824, and worked from 1837-45 in the mills of Lawrence, Mass., then engaged in elementary teaching 1846-49, became a student at Monticello Female Seminary, Alton, Ill., 1849-52, and then entered upon advanced teaching in higher-class schools, and literary work. She edited with J. G. Whittier, Child Life in Poetry, 1871; Child Life in Prose, 1873; Songs of Three Centuries, 1875, &c. Her own works are Poems, 1869; Childhood Songs, 1875; Wild Roses of Cape Ann, 1881; Poetical Works, 1885; At the Beautiful Gate; And Other Songs of Faith, 1892. Her autobiography was published as A New England Girlhood. She died in 1893. In addition to "When for me the silent oar," of her hymns the following are in common use:—
i. From her Poems, 1869.
1. Hand in hand with angels. Angelic companion¬ship.
2. If the world seems cold to you.
3. When for me the silent oar. Death
ii. From her Wild Roses of Cape Ann, 1881.
4. In Christ I feel the heart of God.
5. O Spirit, "Whose name is the Saviour.”
in. From her Poetical Works, 1885.
6. Breaks the joyful Easter dawn, master.
7. Heavenly Helper, Friend Divine. Christ the Friend.
iv. From her At the Beautiful Gate, &c, 1892.
8. Draw Thou, my soul, O Christ. Looking to Jesus.
9. O God, Thy world is sweet with prayer. Prayer.
10. Open your hearts as a flower to the light.
11. King, happy bells of Easter time. Easter.
The above notes are from the British Museum copies of Miss Larcom's works.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Texts by Lucy Larcom (42)||As||Authority Languages||Instances|
|Are we daily drawing nearer||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|As strangers glad for this||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|Breaks the joyful Easter dawn||Lucy Larcom (1826-1893) (Author)||English||22|
|Dark the night, the snow||Lucy Larcom (Author)||3|
|Dear Lord, each selfish thought we think||Lucy Larcom (Author)||6|
|Draw thou my soul, O Christ||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||75|
|I learned it in the meadow path||L. L. (Author)||4|
|For an eye of inward seeing||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|For the wealth of pathless forests||Lucy Larcom (Author)||1|
|Great Master, whose name is the Healer||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|Hand in hand with angels||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||20|
|Heavenly Father I would wear||Lucy Larcom (Author)||6|
|Heavenly Helper, Friend divine||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||5|
|How near to me, my God, Thou art||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|I am not glad till I have known||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|I said it in the meadow path||Lucy Larcom (Author)||8|
|I thank thee, Lord, for precious things||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||4|
|If I were a sunbeam, I know what I would do||Lucy Larcom (Author)||22|
|If the world seems cold to you||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|Impossible, the eagle's flight||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|In Christ I feel the heart of God||Lucy Larcom, 1824-1893 (Author)||English||15|
|Into the heaven of thy heart, O God||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|Into the ocean of thy peace||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|O God, thy world is sweet with prayer||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||42|
|O heaven has come down to meet us||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|O Spirit, whose name is the Savior||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|Old, we are growing old||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|One with God, as heart with heart||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|Only silently resigned||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|Open your heart as a flower to the light||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|Ring, happy bells of Easter time||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||15|
|Still must I climb, if I would rest||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||3|
|Take the fruit I give you||Lucy Larcom (Author)||4|
|Thanks to thee, O God most high||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|They whose hearts are whole and strong||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||3|
|Tiny little snowflakes, in the air so high||Lucy Larcom (Author)||3|
|We are children of one Father||Lucy Larcom (Author)||6|
|What shall I do, my Lord, my God||Lucy Larcom (Author)||4|
|When for me the silent oar||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||22|
|With each year, up through the ages||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|
|With the footsteps of the ages||Lucy Larcom (Author)||English||2|
|Yea, o'er me soared the eternal sky||Lucy Larcom (Author)||2|