|Short Name:||Harriet Auber|
|Full Name:||Auber, Harriet, 1773-1862|
Auber, Harriet, daughter of Mr. James Auber, b. in London, Oct. 4, 1773. During the greater part of her quiet and secluded life she resided at Broxbourne and Hoddesdon, Herts, and died at the latter place on the 20th Jan., 1862. Miss Auber wrote devotional and other poetry, but only a portion of the former was published in her Spirit of the Psalms, in 1829. This collection is mainly her work, and from it some useful versions of the Psalms have been taken and included in modern hymn-books, about 20 appearing in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. Miss Auber's name is widely known, but it is principally through her exquisite lyric, "Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed," and the Epiphany hymn, "Bright was the guiding star that led." (For criticism of her work, see English Psalters, §. 17.)
In addition to these and other hymns by Miss Auber, which are annotated under their respective first lines, the following are also in C. V., but principally in America:—
All these psalm-versions and hymns are from her Spirit of the Psalms, London, 1829.
- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Auber, Harriet, p. 90, ii. The following versions of psalms from her Spirit of the Psalms, 1829, are also in common use:-
1. Great God, wert Thou extreme to mark. Ps. cxxx. "Thy servants in the temple watched," begins with stanza ii. of this.
2. How blest are they who daily prove. Ps. xli.
3. How blest the children of the Lord. Altered from Ps. cxii.
4. Jehovah, great and awful name. Part of Ps. Ixxviii.
5. 0 Thou Whom heaven's bright host revere. Ps. Ixxxiv.
6. Praise the Lord, our mighty King. Ps. cxxxv.
7. Spirit of peace, Who as a [celestial] Dove. Ps. cxxxiii.
8. Thou by Whose strength the mountains stand. Ps. Ixv.
9. To heaven our longing eyes we raise. Ps. cxxi.
10. Vainly through night's weary hours. Ps. cxxvii. Sometimes "Vainly through the night the ranger."
11. While all the golden harps above. Easter.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
See also in:
|Texts by Harriet Auber (44)||As||Instances|
|Als Jesus heim zum Vater ging||Harriet Auber (Author)||2|
|Angels bending from the sky||Harriet Auber (Author)||6|
|Arise, ye people, and adore||Harriet Auber (Author)||10|
|Bright was the guiding star that led||Harriet Auber, abr. (Author)||97|
|Can guilty man, indeed, believe||Harriet Auber (Author)||2|
|Delightful is the task to sing||Harriet Auber (Author)||11|
|Earth has nothing sweet or fair||Harriet Auber (Author)||1|
|Ere mountains reared their forms sublime||Harriet Auber (Author)||57|
|Father of spirits, nature's God||Harriet Auber (Author)||30|
|Great God, wert thou extreme to mark||Harriet Auber (Author)||6|
|Great God, wert thou severe to mark||Harriet Auber (Author)||1|
|Hail, all hail the joyful morn||Harriet Auber (Author)||20|
|Hail, gracious Source of every good||Harriet Auber (Author)||6|
|Hasten, Lord, the glorious time||Harriet Auber (Author)||207|
|He came sweet influence to impart||Harriet Auber (Author)||2|
|How blest are they who daily prove||Harriet Auber (Author)||5|
|How blest the children of the Lord||Harriet Auber (Author)||14|
|Join all ye servants of the Lord||Harriet Auber (Author)||13|
|O all ye lands, rejoice in God||Harriet Auber (Author)||25|
|O God, our strength, to thee the song||Harriet Auber (Author)||30|
|O God the Spirit, King of flame||Harriet Auber (Author)||2|
|O Lord, how infinite thy love||Harriet Auber (Author)||3|
|O may we faithful ever stand||Harriet Auber (Author)||2|
|On thy Church, O Power Divine||Harriet Auber (Author)||54|
|On us the sun of righteousness||Harriet Auber (Author)||2|
|Opeuŋkitoŋpi kiŋ He||Harriet Auber (Author)||1|
|Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed||Harriet Auber (Author)||392|
|O praise our great and glorious Lord||Harriet Auber, 1773-1862 (Author)||6|
|Spirit of peace, celestial dove||Harriet Auber (Author)||42|
|Spirit of peace, who as a dove||Harriet Auber (Author)||3|
|Sweet is the task, O Lord, Thy glorious acts to sing||Harriet Auber (Author)||26|
|Sweet is the work, O Lord||Harriet Auber (Author)||154|
|They who on the Lord rely||Harriet Auber (Author)||28|
|This is the day the Lord hath made, O earth, rejoice and sing||Harriet Auber (Author)||14|
|Thy chosen temple, Lord, how fair||Harriet Auber (Author)||3|
|Thy servants in the temple watched||Harriet Auber (Author)||2|
|Vainly through night's weary hours||H. Auber (Author)||51|
|When all bespeaks a Father's love||Harriet Auber (Author)||4|
|Who O Lord, when life is o'er||Harriet Auber (Author)||43|
|Whom have we, Lord, in heaven but thee||Harriet Auber (Author)||32|
|Wide, ye heavenly gates, unfold||Harriet Auber (Author)||26|
|With hearts in love abounding, Prepare||Harriet Auber (Author)||17|
|With joy we hail the sacred day||Harriet Auber, 1773-1862 (Author)||194|
|With stately towers and bulwarks strong||Harriet Auber (Author)||26|