|Short Name:||Mary S. Edgar|
|Full Name:||Edgar, Mary S., 1889-1973|
Mary Susannah Edgar was a Canadian author born in Sundridge, Ontario on May 23, 1889. Her schooling took her from Sundridge to Barrie High School and Havergal College, Toronto. She is the author of several books, one-act plays and hymns, the most famous of them being "God Who Touchest Earth with Beauty," which has been translated into several languages and placed in hymnals around the world.
She was the daughter of Joseph Edgar and Mary Little, from Sundridge, Ontario. In 1922 she opened a girls' camp near Sundridge on Lake Bernard, called Glen Bernard. Mary Edgar continued as the camp's director until her retirement in 1956.
Her life was devoted to working with girls and camping through many local, provincial and national organizations. She was the author of many books, plays and hymns - One such hymn is "O God of All the Many Lands".
Mary S. Edgar died on September 17, 1973.
|Texts by Mary S. Edgar (9)||As||Instances|
|Ere this day at camp be done||Mary S. Edgar (Author)||2|
|Every girl has a quest to make||Mary S. Edgar (Author)||2|
|God of the nations of the earth||Mary S. Edgar (Author)||3|
|God, who touchest earth with beauty||Mary S. Edgar, 1889- (Author)||62|
|Now we unite to pledge a new allegiance||Mary S. Edgar (Author)||2|
|O Dieu, toi qui ornes la terre||Mary S. Edgar (Author)||2|
|O God of all the many lands||Mary Susannah Edgar, 1889-1973 (Author)||6|
|Tudo belo, ó Deus, criaste||Mary Susanne Edgar (Author)||2|
|We thank thee, Father, for thy care||Mary S. Edgar (Author)||2|