Go to thy rest, fair child

Go to thy rest, fair child

Author: L. H. Sigourney
Tune: BURBER
Published in 80 hymnals

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1 Go to thy rest, fair child!
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head.

2 Before thy heart had learned
In waywardness to stray;
Before thy feet had ever turned
The dark and downward way;

3 Ere sin has seared the breast,
Or sorrow woke the tear;
Rise to thy throne of changeless rest,
In yon celestial sphere!

4 Because thy smile was fair,
Thy lip and eye so bright,
Because thy loving cradle-care
Was such a dear delight;

5 Shall love, with weak embrace,
Thy upward wing detain?
No! gentle spirit, seek thy place
Amid the cherub train.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #624

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

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First Line: Go to thy rest, fair child
Author: L. H. Sigourney

Tune

BURBER


INVITATION (Maker)

Frederick C. Maker (b. Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, 1844; d. Bristol, 1927) composed INVITATION for this text. Also known as COME TO THE SAVIOR, the tune was published in the Bristol Tune Book (1881), edited by Alfred Stone and others. Well matched to the text, INVITATION begins gently but inv…

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d140
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d64
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d99
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #578Page Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #412Page Scan
Apostolic Hymns and Songs: a collection of hymns and songs, both new and old, for the church, protracted meetings, and the Sunday school #103aPage Scan
Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d55
Bible School Hymns and Sacred Songs for Sunday Schools and Other Religious Services #17cPage Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #213Page Scan
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #604Page Scan
Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #d125
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #177Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #727Page Scan
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... 1st ed. [with Deutscher Anhang] #622
Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 7th ed. #d154
Gathered Jewels: a collection of Sunday School hymns and tunes by a selected corps of authors of great prominence; this book contains a department of christian heart songs especially prepared for youn #232Page Scan
Gloria in Excelsis #d192
Gloria in Excelsis #d116
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #607Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d149
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #607Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #596Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #828Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1008Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1008Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #65Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d139
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Hymns for Public Worship #483Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d150
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #266Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools #A44Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth and Children #500Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Youth, and Children #500Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #764Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #764Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d235
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #985Page Scan
Linden Harp #d29
Mennonite Hymn Book #d101
Missionary Hymns #d29
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #410Page Scan
New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d14
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #485Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1135Page Scan
Songs of Evangelism: for revival and evangelistic services; Bible schools, young people's meetings, and all occasions of Christian work and worship #165Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d66
Sunday School Hymn Book #d119
The American School Hymn Book #CXIVPage Scan
The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #CXIVPage Scan
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #106Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1135Page Scan
The Canadian Warbler #d45
The Christian Church Hymnal #379Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1094Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d195
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #709Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #452Page Scan
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #624Text
The Christian Hymnist #d155
The Church and School #d57
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d204
The Evangelical Hymnal #487Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d173
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #485Page Scan
The Message Bird #d21
The Praise Hymnal #d109
The Sabbath School Minstrel: being a collection of the most popular hymns and tunes, together with a great variety of the best anniversary pieces. The whole forming a complete manual ... #87Page Scan
The Sabbath School Singing Book #d16
The Saints' Harp #d290
The Saints' Hymnal #d97
The Sunday School Liturgy. (4th ed.) #75Page Scan
The Temple Harp #d100
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d105
The Union Singing Book #d29
The Union Singing Book: arranged for and adapted to the Sunday school union hymn book #30Page Scan
The Vestry Harp #d56
The Way of Life: for the Sunday-school. a valuable collection of songs both new and standard, carefully selected and arranged for this work #64Page Scan
Two Hundred and Fifty-two Familiar Hymns #d57
Union Hymns. Rev. #d104



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