1829-1907

July 21, 1829, Baltimore, Maryland.

December 5, 1907, Baltimore, Maryland.

Owens taught in Baltimore for almost half a century, including Sunday school at the Union Square Methodist Episcopal Church. Most of her hymns were written for her Sunday school students. Much of her poetry appeared in the Methodist Protestant and the Christian Standard.

  1. Above the Day’s Declining
  2. Above the Songs of Heaven
  3. Above the Storms of Earth
  4. Are You Christ’s Light Bearer?
  5. As the Dove o’er the Deluge
  6. As We Travel on from Day to Day
  7. At the Hand of Jesus
  8. Banner Dyed with Royal Blood
  9. Battles Now Are Ended, The
  10. Be of Good Cheer!
  11. Blest Leaves of Healing
  12. Break the Chain
  13. Brightly Glowing, Joy Bestowing
  14. Bring the Children from Afar
  15. Busy Week Is Past, The
  16. Calm and Blest Be Thy Rest
  17. Children Let Us Join and Sing
  18. Choose You This Day
  19. Christ Has Arisen
  20. Christ Has Come!
  21. Christ Is Found, The
  22. Christ, Our King, Is Born Today
  23. Christmas Chimes Awake the Morn, The
  24. City of Refuge Awaits Thee, The
  25. Come Back to Thy Shepherd
  26. Come, Come, Come
  27. Come Join Our Gallant Ranks
  28. Counting Your Treasure
  29. Death-Bells Tolling, Tolling, Tolling
  30. Distant Lands Are Waiting Now
  31. Do Not Take Away Our Sabbath
  32. Earnestly Living, Prayerfully
  33. Easter Dawns in Gladness
  34. Eternity Is Dawning
  35. Evermore Fly the Moments
  36. Every Day My Soul Is Happy
  37. Faith Builds Her Foundation
  38. Faithful Forever
  39. Freemen and Friends
  40. From Distant Lands Appealing
  41. From the Harps That Swell
  42. Gallant and Glorious, Marching Afar
  43. Gather and Band for the Right
  44. Gathering Jewels
  45. Gath’ring Lilies in the Morning
  46. Give Glory to Jesus, Who Lives and Reigns
  47. Give Me the Bible
  48. Give Me the Bible, for I Need Its Living Promise
  49. Glad as the Morning
  50. Glad Today, a Thousand Songs Are Ringing
  51. Go, Tell the Nations Christ Is King
  52. Go Up Higher, Christian Soul
  53. God Bless Our Sabbath School
  54. God in His Mercy Our Time Doth Renew
  55. God Is Love
  56. Golden Gates, Ye Glisten
  57. Grace Be with All That Love Jesus Our Lord
  58. Growing Up for Jesus, We Are Truly Blest
  59. Hallelujah to Jesus! His Praise Let Us Sing
  60. Happy Pilgrims, as You Journey
  61. Have Ye Seen the Star That Was Bright Above?
  62. Have You Poverty and Sorrow?
  63. Have You Something Good to Tell Us?
  64. He That Goeth Forth and Weeps
  65. Hear the Angels Sing Above the Starry Night
  66. Hear the Earnest Invitation
  67. Hear the Welcome Bells of Heaven
  68. Here’s a Pledge We Offer
  69. Holy River Tide of Gladness
  70. How Goes the Battle, Brother?
  71. How Much Owest Thou unto the Lord?
  72. How Sweet and Fair Is the Summer Land
  73. How Sweet in Childhood’s Gladsome Spring
  74. I Am Satisfied, My Savior
  75. I Heard a Voice, a Mighty Voice
  76. I Look to the Glory Beyond
  77. I Love to Be Found When the Sabbath Rolls Round
  78. I Need a Present Savior
  79. I Wandered in Darkness
  80. I Will Bless the Lord at All Times
  81. I Would Ask for One Gift
  82. I Would Be a Christmas Bell
  83. I’ll Bless Thee Every Day, O Lord
  84. I’m Going Home to Heaven, Bright Heaven
  85. I’m Not Afraid to Trust in Jesus
  86. In My Soul Is the Benediction
  87. In Storms of Fear and Floods of Grief
  88. In the Sunday School Army
  89. Is That a Cry from a Storm-Tossed Bark?
  90. It Is Not That the City Is Glorious
  91. Jesus Is the Children’s Friend
  92. Jesus Listened to Children’s Singing
  93. Jesus, Only Jesus, Makes My Heart Rejoice
  94. Jesus Saves
  95. Joy! Joy! Joy! Wonderful Joy, Wonderful Joy
  96. Keep Looking unto Jesus as We March Along
  97. Keep Me, Lord, Not from Trial
  98. Kingdom of Christ, The
  99. Laughing on the Mountains
  100. Learn of Jesus, Teacher, Kneeling
  101. Let Us Praise Our God
  102. Let Us Sing ere We Rest from Our Labors
  103. Lifeguards, Lifeguards
  104. Lift Thine Eyes unto the Hills
  105. Lift Your Standard True and Bright
  106. Little Children, Come to Me
  107. Little Flower Bells
  108. Living for Jesus
  109. Living or Dying, Lord, I Am Thine
  110. Look Away from Thyself
  111. Look Out for the Enemy
  112. Low at the Mercy Seat I Plead
  113. Make a Garland for the Savior
  114. Make Thy Choice in Early Youth
  115. Many Gifts Our Lord Has Given
  116. Marching on Against the Foe
  117. Meet Me at the King’s Right Hand
  118. My Father Has Sent for His Child
  119. My Grace Is Sufficient for Thee
  120. My Light and My Strength
  121. My Pilgrim Path from Day to Day
  122. My Soul, Hope Always in Thy God
  123. My Soul Shall Make Her Joyful Boast
  124. My Soul Would Tell of the Savior’s Love
  125. Now All the Songs Are Ended
  126. Now Boys, Attend
  127. Now, Where Shall Bread Enough Be
  128. O Christ, Our Lord, ’Twas a Night of Tears
  129. O, Detain Me Not
  130. O Jesus, to Live Only Thine
  131. O Lord, on Thee the Nations Wait
  132. O Pilgrim on Life’s Desert
  133. O Ransomed Hosts
  134. O Tell Me Not to Pause
  135. O the Hearts Are Cold
  136. O the Peace That Fills My Soul
  137. O the Rainbow Land
  138. O Turn Not Back in the Christian Race
  139. O Watching Stars, Rejoice Tonight
  140. Oh, Faithful Veterans of the Cross
  141. On Calv’ry’s Mountain
  142. Once More, Once More with Gladsome Voice
  143. Once More the Waves of Time
  144. One Name Shall Echo
  145. Only a Cup of Water
  146. Only Thy Voice to Lead Me
  147. Our Heavenly Habitation
  148. Precious Crown, A
  149. Ransomed Soul Returns, A
  150. Reject Not the Master
  151. Remember the Years at God’s Right Hand
  152. Rise Up, Glad Voices
  153. Satisfy Us Early
  154. Savior Was Sleeping, The
  155. Say, What Theme of Rapture Sweet
  156. Say, Who Are Those Little Feet?
  157. Search the Scriptures
  158. See the Flag of Jesus o’er the Earth
  159. See, the Sun Is High in Heaven
  160. Set the Watch, Trim the Lamps
  161. Shall We Overcome on Life’s Battlefield
  162. Shine, Christian, Shine
  163. Soldiers of Jesus, Speak for Your Lord
  164. Soldiers of Jesus, Who Follow His Standard
  165. Speak a Good Word for the Master
  166. Speed On, Speed On, Thou Mission Bark
  167. Stand Fast, Stand Fast
  168. Star Has Risen the World to Bless, A
  169. Star of the Pilot
  170. Stop! Stop the Train!
  171. Sweet Is the Name of My Lord
  172. Take the Bible, Teacher
  173. Take the Sure Foundation
  174. Take This Watchword for Each Day
  175. Take Up the Cross in Youth
  176. Thank God, and Take Courage
  177. There Is Joy
  178. There Rolled Through Time a Mighty Voice
  179. There’s a Lovely Harbor of Peace and Rest
  180. This Our Constant Motto Be
  181. This World’s a Field of Battle
  182. Though the Days Be Dark and Dreary
  183. To My Youth Came a Voice
  184. Turn Thy Steps
  185. Victorious
  186. Voices of Gladness Join in the Strain
  187. Waves of Life So Freely Flowing
  188. Waves Roll High the Clouds, The
  189. Waving Green Branches in Joyous Accord
  190. We Are Cheerful Workers
  191. We Are Going Home to Glory
  192. We Are Little Blossoms
  193. We Are Not Redeemed with Vain Silver or Gold
  194. We Dwell in a Fleeting, Changing Clime
  195. We Have a Present Savior
  196. We Have an Anchor
  197. We Have Heard of a Monarch
  198. We Have Heard Salvation’s Joyful Sound
  199. We Need Not Wander Wide
  200. We Will Lift the Holy Banner
  201. We Would See Jesus
  202. Welcome Sabbath Morning
  203. Welcome, Thrice Welcome
  204. We’re a Band of Busy Gleaners
  205. We’re Marching to Mount Zion
  206. What a Hope We Have
  207. What Armor Must He Wear
  208. What Did the Angel Say?
  209. What Towers Are Those That Rise?
  210. What Wilt Thou Do When the Jordan Is Swelling?
  211. Whatever Sorrows Grieve Thee
  212. When Enemies Invade, to Jesus I Will Flee
  213. When Round Thee, Soul, Temptations Rise
  214. When Sailing o’er Time’s Restless Sea
  215. When Shall Each Distant Nation
  216. While Thy Cheeks with Health
  217. Who Left for Us a Throne
  218. Who Left Us for a Throne in Heaven
  219. Who Shall Roll Away the Stone?
  220. Whole Wide World for Jesus, The
  221. Why Are Children Singing?
  222. With a World of Foes Around
  223. World Was Like a Stormy Night, The
  224. Would I Had Been at Bethlehem
  225. Wouldst Thou Have Joy
  226. Youth Is a Happy Spring
  227. Youth, Remember Thy Creator
  228. Youthful Volunteers
  229. Zion Need Not Fear Though Many Foes