March 24, 1855, Athol, Massachusetts.

December 28, 1914, Holden, Massachusetts.

Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ella was the daughter of William W. Boyden and Elizabeth S. Rogers, and wife of James A. Miles.

A member of the Advent Christian denomination, she began writing poems and hymns at the age of 15.

  1. As Thy Days, Thy Strength Shall Be
  2. Come unto Me, Thou Sin Sick Weary One
  3. Death Is Man’s Earthly Heritage
  4. Fighting for the Right
  5. Fill Us with Thy Holy Spirit
  6. He Cares for Me, He Knows My Heart’s Distress
  7. How Far to the City of Gold?
  8. In the Secret Place
  9. In the Sunshine of His Love
  10. Jesus, Keep Me Day by Day
  11. Jesus, the Crucified
  12. Just Now, O Lord, We Need Thee
  13. Life Is Not All a Dreary Road
  14. Now Is the Day
  15. Mortal This Life, in Death It Ends
  16. No One, My Lord, Like Thee
  17. Not Far Away It Lieth
  18. O Wondrous Gift, O Matchless Love
  19. Once the Way Seemed Dark and Drear
  20. Perfect Love, a Heart O’erflowing
  21. Present Help, A
  22. Sing, All Ye Angels in Glory
  23. Spread the Good News of Salvation
  24. Take It All to Jesus
  25. Tender, Loving, Mighty Lord, The
  26. What Stands Between Thee and Thy Savior Today?
  27. When Dark Clouds the Stars Obscure
  28. Where Are They Going?

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