1823-1915
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April 18, 1823, Pompey Hollow, Onondaga County, New York.

1915, Binghamton, New York.

Oran Community Church Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York.

Harriet was the daughter of Eleazer Rice (1790-1879) and Hannah Goodrich (1800-1851). She lived in Onondaga County, New York. She spent her girlhood on a farm, receiving what education the country schools and one term at high school could provide. She was always fond of reading, and was a great singer, with a clear ringing voice.

On July 7, 1844, she married Zenas Alonzo Jones (1809-1879). Her song writing career began when her poetry came to the attention of Merritt J. Munger, who asked if she could write some Sunday school hymns for him. She went on to write for Daniel Towner, J. C. Ewing, the Fillmore brothers, and others.

  1. Abide with Me, O Lord
  2. Ah, No, I’ll Not Forget
  3. All May Come to Jesus
  4. Angels Watch Till Early Morning, The
  5. Are We Keeping Close to Jesus?
  6. Are We Walking in the Light?
  7. Are You Toiling Day by Day?
  8. Are You Toiling for the Master?
  9. Are You Weary, Sister, Brother?
  10. Army of Jesus, The
  11. As Pants the Hart for Waters
  12. At the Foot of the Cross
  13. At the Pool of Siloam
  14. Be Loyal, Pilgrims
  15. Beautiful, Golden Sometime
  16. Beautiful Waters Are Moving, The
  17. Behold, a Stranger, Wondrous Fair
  18. Birthday of Our King, The
  19. Bless the Lord, O My Soul
  20. Bless Us Just Now
  21. Blessed Lord and Dear Redeemer
  22. Blue Sea of Galilee
  23. Bright Little Soldiers Are Needed Today
  24. Bring the Little Lambs to Jesus
  25. By and By, Our Lord Is Coming
  26. By and By, We Shall Meet
  27. Can I Forget When from the Throne
  28. Can You Sing a Sweet New Song?
  29. Christ as Judge Is Coming by and By
  30. Christ Died for Me
  31. Christ Is Now Ready to Cleanse
  32. Christ Is Waiting to Save
  33. Close to Thee
  34. Come into Our Sunday School
  35. Come, Little Lambs
  36. Come, Spirit, Come, with Light Divine
  37. Come to the Fountain
  38. Come to the Mighty to Save
  39. Cruel Thorns Are in My Pathway
  40. Dear Little Children Are Gathered Today, The
  41. Dear Redeemer Came, The
  42. Do the Clouds Oft Veil Your Sky?
  43. Do You Hear the Glad Refrain?
  44. Does the Lord Own Me His Today?
  45. Don’t Let Your Sickle Get Rusty
  46. Down at the Cross Where the Savior Died
  47. Draw Me Near Thee, Loving Savior
  48. Enlisted for Christ
  49. Eternity, How Long, How Long
  50. Every Day Anointings
  51. Faint Not, Weary Pilgrim
  52. Feast and the Robes, The
  53. Fields Are White with the Ripened Grain, The
  54. For Me, O Yes, for Even Me
  55. For the Sunshine and the Rain
  56. Fountain of Healing Is Open, The
  57. Friend of Sinners, Take, O Take Me
  58. From Their Bed the Grasses Spring
  59. Glory of Conquest, The
  60. Glory to Jesus, His Word Is True
  61. Go and Gather in the Children
  62. Go Spread the News Abroad
  63. Go Ye and Gather
  64. God Be with Us Through the Days
  65. Golden Promise from the Father
  66. Golden Promise I May Claim, A
  67. Hail to the Risen Savior
  68. Harbor Home
  69. Have You Been to Jesus with Your Every Sin?
  70. Have You Heard About the Fountain?
  71. Have You Never Been to Jesus?
  72. Have You Sins o’er Which You’re Grieving?
  73. He Brought Me Up from the Miry Clay
  74. He Who Dwelt Among the Lowly
  75. Hear the Merry Christmas Bells
  76. Hearts Are Never, Never Aching
  77. Herald the Story of Saving Grace
  78. Hold Fast Dear Friend That Which
  79. How I Love to Cling to Jesus
  80. How the Bright Angels Sing
  81. How the Hand of Love Can Lighten
  82. How They Sing Up Yonder!
  83. I Am Dwelling in the Sunshine
  84. I Am Dwelling with My Savior
  85. I Am Happy in the Lord, I Am Trusting
  86. I Am on the Lord’s Side
  87. I Am Pleading, Blessed
  88. I Am so Glad That Jesus Lives
  89. I Am so Glad That Salvation Is Free
  90. I Am the Lord’s, and He Is Mine
  91. I Am Thinking Just Now of That Wonderful Clime
  92. I Am Trusting in the Lord, Hallelujah
  93. I Am Trusting in the Savior
  94. I Am Walking with My Savior
  95. I Come to Thee, O Gracious One
  96. I Have a Friend
  97. I Have Fought a Good Fight
  98. I Have Found the Waters Sweet
  99. I Have Had a Taste of the Joys Above
  100. I Have Plunged Beneath the Flood
  101. I Know My Savior Loves Me
  102. I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  103. I Learned a Song with Sweet Refrain
  104. I Like to Think That Jesus
  105. I Love to Think of Heaven
  106. I Love to Think of the Music Grand
  107. I Love to Think of the Ransomed Throng
  108. I Need Thee, Lord, from Day to Day
  109. I Sought the Blessed Redeemer
  110. I Want to Do Something for Jesus My Savior
  111. I Want to Live in Glory
  112. I Want to Live Just as He
  113. I Want to Work in the Gospel
  114. I Will Never Be Afraid When Foes of God Assail
  115. I Will Trust in the Lord My God
  116. I Would Be a Sunbeam in the Halls of Home
  117. If Christ Should Come Tonight
  118. I’ll Bear the Cross
  119. I’ll Do as Precious Jesus Bids
  120. I’ll Live for My Lord and Redeemer
  121. I’ll Speak a Word for Jesus
  122. I’m a Pilgrim Going Home
  123. I’m Going Home to Jesus, I’m Near
  124. I’m Now a Child of God
  125. I’m Thinking Just Now of a Beautiful City
  126. I’m Thinking Just Now of a Beautiful Rest
  127. In That Wondrous Home Divine
  128. In the Army of the Lord
  129. In the Garden Prostrate Lying
  130. In the Home Beyond the Tide
  131. In the Home of Bliss, Where the Savior Is
  132. In the Land of Endless Sheen
  133. In the Shadow of His Wings I Am Resting Sweetly
  134. In the Shadow of Thy Wings O Dear Redeemer
  135. In the Shelter of the Rock
  136. In the Slough of Despond
  137. In Yonder Home My Mansion
  138. Is Your Heart All Stained
  139. I’ve Enlisted in the Army
  140. I’ve Seen the Light from Heaven’s Throne
  141. Jesus Came to Bring Salvation to a Ruined Race
  142. Jesus Is Tenderly Calling for Thee
  143. Jesus Loves the Children
  144. Just as He Wills
  145. Just Over Beyond, in the City of Gold
  146. King Bids You Come and Partake of the Feast, The
  147. King in His Beauty upon the White Throne, The
  148. King’s Call, The
  149. King’s Highway, The
  150. Let the Easter Praise Arise
  151. Let the Little Children Bring Floral Tributes
  152. Let Us Arise to Do and Dare
  153. Let Us Work for Jesus While Below
  154. Let Us Work in Cheerful Way
  155. Lift Me Higher, Blessed Jesus
  156. Lights for Our Jesus
  157. Little Girls and Little Boys
  158. Little Hands, Little Hands
  159. Little Ones, Tho’ Very Young, The
  160. Little Soldiers of Our King, The
  161. Little Sowers Blest Indeed
  162. Little Tongues Can Utter Praise
  163. Lo an Army Grand Is Marching
  164. Lo the Many Fields
  165. Lo! ‘Tis Free, This Great Salvation
  166. Lord Is My Shepherd, Then Why Should I Fear, The
  167. Love’s Redeeming Work Is Done
  168. Loving Savior, Lead Thou Me
  169. Make It Known Among the People
  170. Mark Well the Words so Wisely Said
  171. ‘Mid the Cold, Barren Ways
  172. Middle of the King’s Highway, The
  173. Move Forward, Soldiers of the Cross
  174. My Brother, the Master Is Calling for Thee
  175. My Feet Were in the Miry Clay
  176. My Peace Is Like a River
  177. My Redeemer Safely Leads Me
  178. My Savior Had Not Where to Lay
  179. Never a Love Like the Love of the Lord
  180. No More Parting
  181. Not a Cloud to Hide Our Sky
  182. Not Now, But When ’Tis God’s Sweet Will
  183. Nothing to Bring O Savior
  184. Now Is the Time to Labor
  185. Now Let Us Sing the Song Again
  186. Now We Gladly Gather In
  187. O Be Faithful, Christian Soldiers
  188. O Beautiful Banner for Mortals Unfurled
  189. O Beautiful Home of the Weary
  190. O Book of Books
  191. O, Calvary, O Calvary
  192. O Can It Be
  193. O Come to the Fold of the Shepherd
  194. O, Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd
  195. O Ever Sweet and Holy
  196. O Glorious Homeland Just Over the Line
  197. O Home Sweet Home so Free
  198. O How Sweet the Loving Deed
  199. O I Am so Glad That Salvation Is Free
  200. O I Am so Happy in Jesus
  201. O Lamb of God, for Sinners Slain
  202. O Life Giving Water That Floweth so Free
  203. O Praise the Lord, I’ve Been Redeemed
  204. O Precious, Precious Jesus
  205. O Roll the Glad Chorus
  206. O Shall I Help to Swell the Song
  207. O Sing the Sweet Story
  208. O Sinner, Come to Christ Today
  209. O Soul, by Many Woes Oppressed
  210. O Soul of Mine
  211. O Sweet Is the Service of Jesus
  212. O That Song, When Safe at Home
  213. O the Matchless Love and Mercy
  214. O the Meetings, O the Greetings
  215. O the Music Over Yonder
  216. O the Wondrous Love of Jesus
  217. O ’tis Summer All the Time
  218. O to Be Nearer to Jesus
  219. O Wanderer Come to Jesus
  220. O Who Are These so Near the Throne?
  221. O Wonderful, Wonderful Story
  222. O Wondrous Love
  223. O Wondrous Sea of Galilee
  224. Oh! Beautiful Home of the Soul!
  225. O, Fathomless Fountain of Mercy
  226. O Glad Whosoever, the Deed Is Done3
  227. O the Homeland Over Yonder
  228. Old-Fashioned Story, The
  229. On Calvary’s Mountain He Bought Me
  230. On for the Truth and Right
  231. On, On, to the Rescue
  232. One Who Suffered on the Tree, The
  233. Onward, Brothers, Shout the Watchword
  234. Onward, Christian, Wrecks
  235. Onward God’s Army Is Marching
  236. Our Blessed Lord Is Just the Same
  237. Our Lord Commands, and We Obey
  238. Out on Sin’s Ocean the Careless Are Drifting
  239. Over Where the Ransomed Gather
  240. Passing Through the Fiery Furnace
  241. Patiently We Toil Along
  242. Plant Blossoms, Rare Blossoms
  243. Praise, O Praise the King
  244. Precious Christ, in Whom I Trust
  245. Precious Days Are Passing By
  246. Precious Jesus Saves from Sin
  247. Precious Promise from My Savior
  248. Press Onward, Christian Soldiers
  249. Redeemed
  250. Righteous Father Knoweth Best, The
  251. Ring Out, Glad Bells o’er Hills and Dells
  252. Ring Out, Ring Out
  253. Ring Out the Tidings in Notes Loud and Clear
  254. Ring, Ring the Bells
  255. Savior Died to Set Me Free, The
  256. See the Beacon Brightly Burning
  257. See Yonder Vessel, the Storm Rages High
  258. Shall I Tell You Why I Sing a Joyful Lay
  259. Since My Soul Is Redeemed
  260. Sing, O Sing the Dear Old Story
  261. Sing the Christian’s Marching Song
  262. Sing the Joyful News Again
  263. Sing the Love of Jesus
  264. Sing the Love of Jesus
  265. Soldiers of Jesus, Arise
  266. Some Sweet Morning, Noon Or Evening
  267. Sometime the Night of Sorrow Will Be o’er
  268. Sometime We’ll Cross
  269. Sometime We’ll Reach the Summer Land
  270. Song in My Heart, A
  271. Song of Love, The
  272. Sons and Daughters Hearts United
  273. Souls That Are Precious
  274. Spread the Tidings All Abroad
  275. Step Out on the Promise
  276. Still Out of Christ
  277. Sweet Is the Fount of Mercy
  278. Sweet Songs Are Heard in Woodland
  279. There Are Breaking Hearts Today
  280. There Are Dangers Drear on the Sea of Life
  281. There Are Days of Toil for His Servants True
  282. There Are Songs, Sweet Songs
  283. There Is a Beautiful Home Beyond the Silent Sea
  284. There Is a Beautiful Path
  285. There Is a Friend Whose Name Is Love
  286. There Is Glory in My Soul
  287. There Is Sweet Contentment in My Soul Today
  288. There Is Sweet Rest
  289. There Stands a Rock Amid the Waves
  290. There’s a Beautiful Home for the Children
  291. There’s a Beautiful Region Just Now in My View
  292. There’s a Glittering Star Overhead
  293. There’s a Home Beyond the Jordan
  294. There’s a Star in the East
  295. There’s a Star Overhead
  296. There’s a Stranger Close Beside You
  297. There’s an Old Fashioned Story
  298. There’s Joy in the Thought of a Raiment of White
  299. These Are Days of Toil
  300. This Grand Little Army
  301. Though Often Our Feet May Be Bleeding
  302. Though Your Sins Be Red Like Crimson
  303. Three Hours the Earth Is Filled
  304. Through the Precious, Precious Blood
  305. Throw to the Breeze the Banner
  306. Thy Lead, O Lord, I Know Is Best
  307. ’Tis Sweet to Dwell in Love Divine
  308. ’Tis Sweet to Know That Christ Receives
  309. ’Tis Sweet to Know That Jesus Came
  310. To Save the World the Savior Came
  311. To That Sweet Home for Which I Long
  312. To Thee We Render Thanks and Praise
  313. Toiler, Have You Weary Grown
  314. Trusting in the Blessed Christ
  315. Trusting in the Words of Jesus
  316. ’Twill Matter but Little
  317. Unto Our God Let Notes of Praise
  318. Unto Thee I Fly
  319. Upon the Cross the Savior
  320. We Are Children of a King
  321. We Are Coming, We Are Coming
  322. We Are Daughters of a King
  323. We Are Happy Pilgrims
  324. We Are Junior Workers Strong
  325. We Are Little Blossoms
  326. We Are Little Christian Servants
  327. We Are Little Soldiers True
  328. We Are Marching Right Along
  329. We Are Soldiers in the Army
  330. We Are Willing Workers in the Open Field
  331. We Are Youthful Students
  332. We Can Give a Cup of Water
  333. We Come, We Come, This Festive Day
  334. We Come, We Come, This Hallowed Day
  335. We Come with Songs of Gladness
  336. We Have a Rock a Safe Retreat0
  337. We Love the Holy Bible, Its Pages Love to Scan
  338. We May Brighten Paths
  339. We May Plant Some Blossoms
  340. We Must Wait, We Must Work, We Must Watch
  341. We Shall Conquer in the Battle for the Right
  342. We Shall Cross the Rolling Tide Some Day
  343. We Shall Gain the Shining Land
  344. We Shall Meet the King of Heaven
  345. We Shall Reach Our Home Some Day
  346. We Shall Reach the Golden Gate
  347. We Will Bear Each Other’s Burdens
  348. We Will Love the Children’s Friend
  349. Welcome, Sweet Spirit of Love
  350. We’ll Meet Again on Eden’s Plains
  351. We’re a Little Christian Band
  352. We’re a Little Sunshine Band
  353. We’re Going to Hang a Tyrant
  354. We’re Marching to Conquer
  355. We’re on Our Way to Glory Land
  356. We’re Sailing in Salvation’s Ark
  357. We’re Under the Banner
  358. What Can Sweetly Fill My Soul
  359. What Rejoicing There Will Be
  360. When Dreary Shadows Veil My Skies
  361. When I Would Count My Blessings
  362. When the Burdened Heart Relents
  363. When the Call from the Skies
  364. When the Pearly Gates Unfold
  365. When the Saints March in for the Crowning
  366. When the Shadows Round Me
  367. When the Toiling Time Is Ended
  368. When the Working Time Is Over
  369. When We Reach the Fields of Eden
  370. While Sailing Over the Waters Wide
  371. Who Will Forth to Lead the Children
  372. Will You Come to the Feast?
  373. With Joy We Come and Gladly Sing
  374. Within Thy Courts, O Lord
  375. Witness for Jesus His Name
  376. Wonderful, Lovable Savior, A
  377. Would You Bear the Welcome Plaudit?
  378. Would You Go Rejoicing On
  379. Would You Labor for the Master
  380. Ye Saints of God, Rejoice
  381. Ye Slumbering Christians, Arouse Ye, Awake
  382. You’re Sailing Toward the Fearful Rapids