Cir­ca May 1870, Quin­cy, Il­li­nois.

A playwright, Highfield was living in Adams County, Illinois, in 1900 and 1910. She wrote about 300 hymns and sacred songs, the libretto of one oratorio, and several cantatas, and many poems, exercises, and recitations for special occasions. Her works in­clude:

  1. ’Tis Harvest Time
  2. Afar in the Desert
  3. All Hail to the King Who Reigns Above
  4. All Praise Be to Jesus
  5. All Ye Ransomed Children
  6. America, Awake to Your Danger
  7. Angels Sing for Joy, The
  8. Army of the Lord Will Conquer, The
  9. Around the Table Here We Meet
  10. Arouse Ye From Your Dreams
  11. As I Travel on My Way
  12. As the Dawn of Easter Day
  13. Awake, Awake and Sing with Joy and Gladness
  14. Be Constant in Prayer
  15. Be in Earnest
  16. Be Not Dismayed, the Lord Thy God Is with Thee
  17. Be Ye Strong in Christ
  18. Better Far Than Gold
  19. Bless the Lord, Let All Within Me
  20. Brave Men of Zion Going Forward
  21. Bring Your Joys to Jesus
  22. Built upon the Hill of Zion
  23. By the Great White Throne of God
  24. By the Help of God We Stand Together
  25. By the Shining Stream
  26. By the Shore of the Country
  27. Can You Not Watch with Christ?
  28. Cheerfully Raise a Jubilant Strain
  29. Children of the Kingdom
  30. Christ Died on the Cross That the Lost
  31. Christ Entered the Garden of Shadow
  32. Christ Is Born
  33. Christ Is Calling Us into the Teeming Marts of Life
  34. Christ the Lord Is Walking the Waters
  35. Clinging to the Rock of Ages
  36. Come Happy and Free
  37. Come Sing with Joy
  38. Come to the Feast That in Mercy Is Spread
  39. Come to the Feast
  40. Come to the Foun­tain of Blessing
  41. Come unto Me
  42. Come Where the River of Life Is Found
  43. Come, Walk in the Sunshine
  44. Come, Ye People Who Have Heard
  45. Crown the Mighty King of Glory
  46. Dear Mother, I’ll Be There
  47. Do Not Let Your Heart Be Troubled
  48. Don’t Lose Your Trust in Jesus
  49. Ever Be in Earnest with a Hope
  50. Ever Gleaming Through the Darkness
  51. Evergreen Valley, The
  52. Every Day I Trust Thee More
  53. Exalt the Name of Jesus
  54. Father of Love Whose Infinite Wisdom
  55. Father of Love, Who Didst Not Spare
  56. Father Waits to Welcome You, The
  57. Father, Keep Me by Thy Side
  58. For His Gifts So Rare and Precious
  59. For the Deeds We Have Done
  60. Free as the Air and Sunshine
  61. From the Lowly Vale of Darkness
  62. From the Shining Courts of Heaven
  63. Garden of Gethsemane, The
  64. Glad Message Rings Through the World Today, A
  65. Gladly We Come with Hearts
  66. Glorify the Cross
  67. Glowing with Immortal Beauty
  68. Go Forward, Falter Not
  69. Go Tell It
  70. Go Ye into All the World
  71. Go Ye Out with Singing
  72. God Has Forged for Me an Anchor
  73. God Is Not Willing That Any Should Perish
  74. God Is Pleading Gently with Your Heart Today
  75. God Is Very Near unto Those
  76. God So Loved the World
  77. Golden Grain in Beauty
  78. Golden Sunbeams, We Would Catch
  79. Gospel Feast Is Spread in Mercy, The
  80. Grander Far Than Are the Lofty Hills
  81. Great Is the Lord, and Strong His Hand
  82. Greater Love Could Never Be
  83. Harvest Fields Are White with Grain, The
  84. Harvest Is Ripe, but Workers Are Few, The
  85. Harvest of the Master, The
  86. Hasten to the Reaping
  87. Hastening Down the Course
  88. Have Faith in God
  89. He Is Calling Us to Work
  90. Hear the Voice of Jesus
  91. Hold Me Fast
  92. Holy Spirit Waits to Lead, The
  93. Holy, Holy, He, Whom God Hath Given
  94. I Am Singing Glory
  95. I Am Trusting God Today
  96. I Do Not Ask for Happy Days
  97. I Will Consecrate All My Mind to Thee
  98. I’ll Build My Life upon the Solid Rock
  99. I’m Going over Yonder
  100. If the Savior Be Uplifted
  101. If We Do Our Best
  102. If We Keep the Faith
  103. If You Have Hope in the Beautiful Life
  104. If You Keep in Step
  105. If Your Life Is Hid in God
  106. In God’s Holy Book We Read
  107. In the Ages Long Ago
  108. In the Harvest of God
  109. In the Home Above
  110. In the Kingdom Fair and Bright
  111. In the Kingdom of the Lord
  112. In the Lord My Hope Doth Rest
  113. In the Love of Christ, My Savior
  114. In the Name of Christ, the King
  115. In the Treasury of Heaven
  116. In This World of Pain and Sorrow
  117. Increase My Faith, O Lord Divine
  118. Into All the World, ’Tis the Master’s
  119. Is Your Anchor Fast and Sure
  120. Jesus Believes in You
  121. Jesus Blest the Little Children
  122. Jesus Christ Is the Guide
  123. Jesus Gave His Life a Ransom
  124. Jesus Is King of Joy and Gladness
  125. Jesus, Thou Risen Lord
  126. Joy and Gladness Are Found in Serving
  127. Joyous Songs of Praise We Will Sing
  128. Just Beyond the Silent Stream
  129. Keep in the Ranks, Since You Have Chosen
  130. Keep the News Rolling On
  131. King of Kings and Lord of Lords Is He
  132. Let the Master Use You
  133. Let Us Be Glad Indeed
  134. Let Us Be Joyful in the Lord
  135. Let Us Linger in the Presence of the Master
  136. Life Is Full of Pain and Sorrow
  137. Lift the Silver Trumpet
  138. Lift Up a Standard unto All
  139. Lift Up Your Eyes and Look
  140. Light Is Shining
  141. Like a Crystal Spring
  142. Like a Lamp unto Your Feet
  143. Like a Star in the Night
  144. Like a Vessel Fashioned
  145. Living for Jesus Trusting
  146. Look unto Jesus in Perfect Trust
  147. Looking for the Promise of God
  148. Looking to Jesus Christ
  149. Lord Bless and Keep, The
  150. Lord Is My Light, The
  151. Lord Will Come Again Some Day, The
  152. Love Divine, Precious Love
  153. Loyal to Christ
  154. Magnify the Lord
  155. Master Is Coming Again, The
  156. May God’s Own Grace Make Glad
  157. Mighty God of Hosts Is Leading, The
  158. Morning Star, The
  159. Nearer Home, Nearer Home
  160. O Lamb of God, Thou Perfect
  161. O Seek Ye the Water of Life
  162. O Tender Shepherd of the Sheep
  163. O the Wise Men Said, We Have Seen His Star
  164. O Thou Who Worn and Weary
  165. O’er a Trackless Ocean
  166. Often I Dream of the Place of Delight
  167. On the Solid Rock of Ages
  168. One Really Can’t Begin
  169. Only a Step at a Time Need We Take
  170. Onward and Upward Still Bravely We Go
  171. Open the Gate of Your Life to the Lord
  172. Our Hearts Are Glad
  173. Out in the Desert You’ve Wandered
  174. Paying Tribute to Our Well-Loved Dead
  175. Praise Him, Praise Him
  176. Praise of God Resounds, The
  177. Praise the Lord in the Highest
  178. Precious Savior Divine
  179. Priceless Is the Gift of Faith
  180. Proclaim the Year of Jubilee
  181. Reigning in the Highest Heavens
  182. Rejoice with Them That Do
  183. Repent and Turn Away From Sin
  184. Ring Out in Gladness, Ye Sabbath Bells
  185. Round Our Way a Light Is Shining
  186. Sabbath Bells
  187. Safe in My Father’s House
  188. Savior Who Blessed Little Children, The
  189. Savior, Be Thou My Shepherd
  190. See a Clearer Light Is Breaking
  191. See How White Are the Sheaves
  192. See the Fields Afar Are Spreading
  193. Seek the Lord of Life
  194. Shall We Go Forth with Courage Strong
  195. Shepherd So Kindly, So Gentle, A
  196. Since Mother Is on Earth No More
  197. Since the Love of God Has Shed Priceless
  198. Sing for Joy, Sing for Joy
  199. Soldier of God, Sleep Sweetly Now
  200. Soldiers of the Cross, Do Not Idly Stand
  201. Soon Our Weary Feet Will Come
  202. Sound Aloud a Ringing Call
  203. Sound upon the Bugle the Signal to Advance
  204. Sowing the Precious Seed
  205. Sweet Is the Promise, Hear Jesus
  206. Tender Shepherd of the Sheep, The
  207. Tenderly Calling to the Children
  208. Tenderly Watching over Us Still
  209. Thanks Be to God, Who Giveth Us the Victory
  210. Then Bring Our Country’s Starry Banner
  211. There Arose a Cross on Golgotha’s Height
  212. There Is a King of Wondrous Beauty
  213. There Is a Ray of Promise
  214. There Is a Story Most Precious
  215. There Is an Army Brave and Loyal
  216. There Is Peace That Passes Knowledge
  217. There Will Come a Day
  218. There’s a Beautiful Land of Glory
  219. There’s a Crown of Rejoicing for Those Who Believe
  220. There’s a Day of Judgment That Is Surely Coming
  221. There’s a Kingdom Fair and Fine
  222. There’s a Message Full of Promise
  223. There’s a Pathway Leading Up the Mountain Side
  224. There’s a Road That Leads Upward
  225. There’s a Stream of Living Water
  226. There’s a Sweeter Note in the Melody
  227. There’s an Anchor for the Soul
  228. There’s Many a Stone Along Life’s Road
  229. They Led Christ Away Up Golgotha
  230. Thou Art Indeed a Friend to Me
  231. Though Life’s Way Be Rough and Drear
  232. Though You Are Helpless and Lonely and Poor
  233. Through Death’s Valley I Am Going
  234. Time Is Bearing Us on Toward
  235. To Gethsemane Came the Son
  236. To That Land Where No Darkness Nor Shadows Fall
  237. To the Fount of Living Water
  238. To the Low, Grassy Beds
  239. To the Stream That Flows
  240. To Thee, O Lord, I Humbly Cry
  241. Trusting in Our Dear Redeemer
  242. Trusting in the Savior Who
  243. Unto the Fields Where the Grain Is Waiting
  244. Upon the Throne of Ages
  245. Vineyard Waits for Toilers, The
  246. Wait upon the Lord
  247. Walk in the Light of God
  248. Walking in the Savior’s Shadow
  249. Wander No More, Ye Pilgrims of Sorrow
  250. We Are Climbing the Steeps
  251. We Are Going Home, Every Passing Day
  252. We Are on the Glory Bound Train
  253. We Are Standing
  254. We Are Traveling on Together on the King’s Highway
  255. We Are Trusting in Jesus
  256. We Come, We Come, to Sing a Song of Praise
  257. We Must Say Farewell to the One
  258. We Will Praise Our God in the Beauty of Holiness
  259. We Will Send a Message over the Country Wide
  260. We Would Be Light Bearers unto Lands in Darkness
  261. We Would Win All the World for Our Savior
  262. What Does It Matter, if Pilgrims by Your Side
  263. What Is the Lord to You on Life’s Journey
  264. What Kind of Seed Are You Sowing?
  265. What Will Be the Harvest?
  266. Whatsoever Things Are Pure
  267. When a Raging Storm Crashes Round
  268. When My Heart Is Sad and Troubled
  269. When the Hills Are Hard to Climb
  270. When the Master Calls You to the Vineyard
  271. When the Silver Trumpet Sounds
  272. When the Tempests Are Raging
  273. When the Trials of Life Seem
  274. When the Trump Shall Sound
  275. When the Trumpet Sounds Aloud the Call
  276. When upon the Cross the Savior
  277. When We Gather Up There
  278. When with Our God Our Lives Are Hid
  279. When You Are Anxious and Burdened
  280. When You Hear His Voice
  281. Where Our Loved Ones Lie at Rest
  282. Who Will Stand for Jesus?
  283. Whole World for Jesus, The
  284. Why Days Are Dark and Trials Come
  285. Why Stand Ye Idle on the Shores?
  286. With Gates Open Wide
  287. Wonderful Friend Is the Savior of Men, A
  288. Work Must Go On, The
  289. Would You Overcome All
  290. Ye Are the Seed of the Kingdom
  291. You Have Heard the Holy Word