January 15, 1841, Portsea, Hampshire, England.

December 15, 1926, Oxford, England.


Doudney’s family moved to a remote village in Hampshire when she was very young. Her first literary effort was the poem The Lessons of the Water-Mill, written at age 15; it became a popular song in America. She was known to the reading public mainly through her stories, A Woman’s Glory, Stepping Stones, and others, and through her contributions to the Sunday Magazine, Good Words, and other periodicals. Those contributions included fiction, and sacred and secular poems. Houlston published her Psalms of Life in 1871.

  1. Christian’s Good Night, The
  2. For All Thy Care We Bless Thee
  3. He Hath Gone into His Garden
  4. In Thy Holy Garden Ground
  5. Land of Peace, and Love, and Brightness
  6. Lord of the Golden Harvest
  7. Master Hath Come, The
  8. Now the Solemn Shadows Darken
  9. Room for the Wanderer
  10. Savior, Now the Day Is Ending
  11. We Praise Our Lord Today
  12. We Sing a Loving Jesus