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Author

Harrison, Susannah (1752-1784).

Title

Songs in the night; by a young woman under heavy afflictions. 4th ed.

Imprint

Ipswich: Printed and sold by Punchard & Jermyn; sold also by Vallance and Comber, and Buckland, London; Smithman, Braintree; Rogers, Bury; and Loder, Woodbridge, 1788.

Physical description

12vo. xiv, 202 pp., outer leaves slightly browned, old scribblings on title, contemporary calf, rebacked, sides worn.

Call number

WPRP 241

Citation

Jackson, Romantic poetry by women, p. 146; Copsey, Book distribution and printing in Suffolk, 1039.

Notes

Includes Preface to the first and second editions.

This is the first edition to contain the 38-page supplement of additional poems and a "remarkable scene in the author's life" (p. 189). Susanna Harrison was probably born in Ipswich to poor parents. She entered domestic service at the age of 16 and taught herself to read and write. Her poems were published posthumously, and went through more than twenty editions in England and America.

Epigraph

none

Online copies

Hathi Trust

Contents

An alphabetical table of the First Lines

All Glory belongs to Jesus alone,

65

Am I indeed born from above?

50

Arise, my soul, to Jesus fly

79

Attend, my soul, and trembling hear,

20

Awake , my heart! my soul, arise!

5

Away my doubts, begone my fear,

76

Begone my worldly cares, away!

4

Behold, He comes, the Saviour comes,

33

Be merciful, O God, to me,

56

Bring all the brutish and unwise

94

By holiness and watchful care,

41

Chasten'd I am from day to day,

104

Christian, wouldst thou in grace excel,

46

Come, each desponding, drooping soul,

59

Come, O my doubting soul, attend,

57

Come, view the field of love divine,

11

Condemn me not, most gracious God,

26

Deceivers will affect t' appear

44

'Gainst Thee, Thou Holy, Just, and Wise

117

God and His law are my delight,

25

God of my days, God of my nights,

4

Good news, these blessed words impart

15

Grace will to every duty bind,

47

Haste that delightful, awful day

87

Hear this, ye fav'rites of the Lord,

128

High in the Heavens doth God reside,

39

How are my powers all tun'd to mourn

90

How oft doth beauty lead to sin,

122

How should the morning of my days

3

How suitable this word to me,

97

I fear the God of Heaven and Earth,

23

I languish for a sight

73

I, Jesus, am ascended high,

120

In this extreme distress of soul,

93

Is this Thy will, and must I be

136

Is this unpleasant cup now given

101

Is Jesus evermore the same?

12

I think my table richly spread,

110

Jesus exalts His fav'rites high,

114

Jesus, I now address Thy throne,

127

Jesus, my Advocate and King,

91

Jesus, my Hiding-place Thou art,

96

Jesus my mourning soul doth lead,

106

Jesus, the Great, the Mighty God,

18

Jesus, Thou God of nations, bend

125

Jesus, Thy love is still my theme,

75

Jesus, when I can see Thy face,

103

Let all my anxious cares be gone,

37

Let all the heavenly hosts rejoice,

66

Let me adore His boundless grace,

6

Let me lie prostrate on the ground,

92

Let not the learned and the wise

21

Let others, wrapt in self-conceit-

35

Let praise employ my heart and tongue;

18

Like Enoch I would seek to be,

131

Look, O my soul, within the veil,

118

Look unto Me, the Saviour cries,

36

Lord, can a helpless worm, like me,

60

Lord, captivate my every thought

45

Lord, I confess my guilt an shame

61

Lord, is not this my one desire,

51

Lord, is it not my soul's desire

67

Lord, search and try this heart of mine,

19

Lord, 't is enough, at length I own

62

Lord, what am I without Thy love?

53

My God, for I can call Thee mine,

109

My God, how restless is my mind

80

My life declines, my strength is gone,

83

My soul, what dost thou here?

116

No man or angel can compare

74

No more of works I vainly boast,

63

Now have I spent in sighs and tears

88

Now let me from this world retire,

133

Now let my faith grow strong, and plead

67

Now let my faith look through her fears

8

Now let my soul adore and praise

131

Now may the God of boundless grace,

10

Now shall my soul adore the grace

105

Now, whilst I try my heart,

45

O could I find some peaceful bow'r

129

O could I to Jerus'lem go,

82

Of rest I hear, of rest I talk,

85

Often, Great God, I've heard of Thee,

22

Oft has my soul in secret bless'd

99

O happy souls that love the Lord,

13

O let Jehovah's lib'ral hand

121

O let me lay my anger by

68

O soul-reviving word,

38

O Thou, who shin'st in bright abode,

2

O what a vain and empty world is this!

86

Rapid my days and months run on,

1

Remember me, Thou great I Am,

134

Riches immense are in Thy hand,

16

Salvation's work is done,

32

Say, is this wild, corrupted nation

123

Shew me the soul to doubts expos'd,

15

Tell me no more of earthly toys,

112

Thee will I love, my dearest Lord,

75

The Lord of Lords, and King of Kings

113

The rain descends, the tempests rise

33

The Tri-une God above,

31

Thine anger, Lord, how short the stay,

58

This blessing, Lord, to me impart

40

This promise is to sinners made,

49

This wretched heart will still backslide

54

Thou art acquainted with my heart,

60

Though I of sinners am the chief,

107

Thou God of justice and of grace,

27

'Tis my Beloved's awful voice;

132

To God I'd seek in each distress

100

To Him that brought salvation nigh

32

To Him, to Him whose love hath wrought

17

To Thee, again my gracious God,

126

to Thee, my God, I make my moan,

98

To us, to us a Child is born,

7

Tremble, my soul, fall down before

30

Turn, O my soul, from Moses turn,

35

Unfertile, intricate and strange,

70

Well may I groan beneath Thy stroke

28

What ails this vile, deceitful hearth?

72

When will my sweet release be sign'd,

84

Where is the understanding heart

48

Where shall I go but to my Lord,

81