November 14, 1828, Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

November 30, 1905, Boston, Massachusetts.

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

Susanna was the daughter of Willard Aldrich and Lucy Savage Morse.

She showed a literary bent at an early age, though her studies were interrupted by a severe illness lasting for years. A victim to insomnia, she always kept a paper and pencil within reach to jot down words that came to her. Encouraged by her pastor, J. C. Webster (one of the directors of the academy she attended) she offered some of her compositions to a magazine, which published them. For many years she contributed both prose and poetry to a number of papers and magazines. She moved to Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1879.

  1. Anniversary Hymn
  2. At the Mercy Seat
  3. Buried with Thee
  4. Come and Help Us
  5. Dedication of a Church
  6. Drawing Nearer
  7. Easter Hymn
  8. Faith
  9. Give Me That Heart of Flesh
  10. He Is Risen
  11. He Leadeth
  12. How Fair upon the Mountains
  13. In the Battle
  14. Light of the World
  15. Messenger, The
  16. Missionary Hymn
  17. Nearer Home
  18. Our Offering
  19. Prayer for the Holy Spirit
  20. Rejoicing Hope
  21. Submission and Consecration
  22. To Do Thy Will, O God

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