Early 20th Century
Birdie Bell
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Bell was born, raised, and (as of 1916) lived in New York City. She wrote her first hymn at age 16, and went on to write 500 more, plus 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, beside numerous short stories, sketches, and other prose articles contributed to various literary publications.

Bell’s works include:

  1. Although You Stumble
  2. Beautiful Birds of the Wildwood
  3. Because It Is True
  4. Can He Count on You?
  5. Cares May Beset Me
  6. Christ Is Beside Thee
  7. Christmas Bells Shine Sweetly
  8. Come to Me
  9. Darkness Broods o’er Vale
  10. Day Dawn of Gladness
  11. Day of Kind Remembrance, A
  12. Do the Best You Can
  13. Every Day We Need It
  14. Finding the Christ
  15. Fly Your Colors
  16. Fragrant Easter Lilies
  17. Gleam on in Splendor
  18. God Is Good, O Come with Adoration
  19. God of Love, from Above
  20. He Says So! I Believe It!
  21. He Will Do It for Thee
  22. Jesus Understands
  23. Just One Touch
  24. Just Tell It to Jesus
  25. Near to Thee
  26. Never a Burden of Care or Woe
  27. No Matter if Clouds Have O’er Shadowed the Way
  28. Nothing Too Hard for Jesus
  29. Old Church Bell, The
  30. Sweeter Day by Day
  31. Teach Our Hands to Do Thy Bidding
  32. Tho’ ’Tis Hard to Part from a Friend That’s Dear