Caroline A. Mason

Caroline A. Mason
Short Name: Caroline A. Mason
Full Name: Mason, Caroline A. (Caroline Atherton), 1823-1890
Birth Year: 1823
Death Year: 1890

Mason, Caroline Atherton, née Briggs, daughter of Dr. Calvin Briggs, of Marblehead, b. there July 27, 1823, married Charles Mason, a lawyer at Fitchburg, in 1853, and d. there June 13, 1890. She published a volume of poems as Utterance: or Private Voices to the Public Heart, 1852. Her Lost Ring and other Poems was issued in 1891. Of her hymns the following are in common use:—
1. I cannot walk in darkness long. [Evening.] This begins with st. v. of her poem on eventide, "At cool of day with God I walk." In her Lost Ring, 1891, p. 165.
2. 0 God. I thank Thee for each sight. [The Joy of Living.] From her Lost Ring, Dec, 1891, p. 164, where it is entitled "A Matin Hymn," and begins "I lift the sash and gaze abroad."
3. The changing years, eternal God. [Adoration.] Written for the Bicentennial of the First Cong. Church, Marblehead, Aug. 13, 1884 (Lost Ring, 1891, p. 174). It begins "The changing centuries, O God."
Of these Nos. 1 and 2 are in Putnam's Singers & Songs, 1875, pp. 464-5. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

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

Wikipedia Biography

Caroline Atherton Briggs Mason (July 27, 1823 – June 13, 1890) was an American poet whose works include Do They Miss Me At Home? and The King's Quest. Many of her poems became popular hymns in the Unitarian church.

Texts by Caroline A. Mason (18)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
At cool of day, with God I walkCaroline Atherton Mason (Author)3
God speaks to me in every windCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
I cannot choose, I should have liked so muchCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
I cannot walk in darkness longC. A. Mason (Author)20
I dare not echo those who sayCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
I had a treasure in my houseCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
I have done at length with dreamingCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
I pray, with meek hands on my breastCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
No night, no night, O blessed dawnCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
Not yet along the purpling skyCaroline A. Mason (Author)3
O God, I thank thee for each sightCaroline Atherton Mason, 1823-1890 (Author)English54
O my tried soul, be patientCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
Poor prisoned bird, that sings and singsCaroline Atherton Mason (Author)2
The changing years, eternal GodCaroline A. Mason (Author)3
The morning breaks upon my eyesCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
The Sabbath bells ring out upon the airCaroline A. Mason (Author)2
Whichever way the wind doth blowCaroline A. Mason (Author)7
With open eyes that look on GodCaroline A. Mason (Author)2

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