1834-1917
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November 2, 1834, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

September 3, 1917, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, at her home on Austin Street.

Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Harriet was the daughter of David Kimball and Caroline Rebecca Swett. A Roman Catholic, wrote both sacred and secular verse. In 1890, she won the first prize of $100 from the Hospital Saturday and Hospital Sunday Association for writing the best hymn suitable to be sung in churches and synagogues (New York Times, October 21, 1890). She was the chief founder of the Cottage Hospital in Portsmouth, where she was living as of 1915. Her works include:

  1. At This Thy Banquet, Lord of All
  2. At Times on Tabor’s Height
  3. Christ Is Risen!
  4. Dawn of Dawns, the Easter Day
  5. Day Is Ended, The
  6. Dear Lord, to Thee Alone
  7. For Easter Day, O Lilies White
  8. Glory in the Highest
  9. It Is an Easy Thing to Say
  10. I’ve Heard Them Sing of Earthly Bowers
  11. Jesus, the Ladder of My Faith
    • Sweeter to Jesus When on Earth
    • We Have No Tears Thou Wilt Not Dry
  12. O Sad, Reproachful Face
  13. Pour Thy Blessings, Lord, Like Showers
  14. Speechless Sorrow Sat with Me
  15. There Is but One True Way
  16. There’s Rest on the Bosom of Jesus
  17. This Is the Feast Time of the Year
  18. To Him Who Hears I Whisper All
  19. Wider and Wider Yet