Emma Willard

Emma Willard
Short Name: Emma Willard
Full Name: Willard, Emma, 1787-1870
Birth Year: 1787
Death Year: 1870

Willard, Emma C. [née Hart]. A teacher and educational writer, born at Berlin, Connecticut, 1787; resided in 1838 and sometime after at Hartford, and for many years conducted a well-known school at Troy, New York. She died at Troy, 1870. Her hymn

Rocked in the cradle of the deep (Sailor's Hymn), is sometimes said to have been published in 1830. It is found in Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855, No. 1285. Its earlier appearance has not been verified. It is a successful sailor's hymn. It is included in several modern collections.

[Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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