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- Lyrics written by
- Edmund Sears
- Original music written by
- Richard Storrs Willis
- Composition date
- Adapted from
Study no. 23 written by Richard Storrs Willis
- The lyrics first appeared as poem in the "Christian Register" on December 29, 1849. The tune by Richard Storrs Willis was rearranged to fit the lyrics by Willis himself, or by Uzziah Christopher Burnap.