Susannah Harrison (1752-1784)

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Congregationalist
Hymn #217.
Little is known of Susannah Harrison. She became an invalid by age 20. In 1780 she published a book of 133 hymns entitled “Songs in the Night” and this exceeded ten editions. Two of her best known hymns are “Begone my worldly cares, away!” and “O happy souls that love the Lord.”
She died August 3, 1784. We shall quote from hymn 217 which she wrote in 1779:
“Look, look, ye saints, within the vail,
And raise your happy song;
Your joys can never, never fail,
For you to Christ belong.
And glory in your Lord and God;
See, see Him as He is;
Your robes are spotless through His blood.
Your happiness is His.”