1838-1931
Loula Rogers

August 31, 1838, near Thomaston, Georgia.

June 14, 1931, Tennille, Georgia, at the home of her daughter, Helen Graham Rogers Franklin.

Greenwood Cemetery, Thomaston, Georgia.

Loula was the daughter of David Lane Kendall and Louisa Rogers Steele, and wife of army officer James Henry Rogers, Sr., with whom she had seven children. She attended the Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. Her husband died in 1875, at which time she began teaching; in 1879, she took a position in the primary school at the private Gordon Institute. Known as Georgia’s poet laureate, her works include:

  1. Brighter Day Is Coming, A
  2. Beautiful Day, Radiant Thy Light
  3. Beautiful Light of the Gospel
  4. Come, Children, Gather Near
  5. Come, Let Us All Unite to Sing the Savior’s Praise
  6. Come unto Me All Ye
  7. Come, Ye Sinners, Come Today
  8. Do We Live Alone for Jesus
  9. Glory in His Holy Name
  10. Go Spread the Joyful Tidings of His Love
  11. How Blest Are We in Christian Love
  12. I Am Trusting, Only Trusting
  13. I Will Trust in My Savior
  14. I Will Uphold Thee
  15. Let Us Meet at Early Dawn
  16. List, List to the Chime of the Christmas Bells
  17. Little Children, Gather Near
  18. Nearer Still to Jesus
  19. No One Can Tell When the Savior Shall Come
  20. O Blessed Is the Promise
  21. O How Gladly We Sing
  22. O How Sweet Is the Promise
  23. Praise Him, Praise Him
  24. Praise Ye the Lord
  25. Precious Words
  26. Rejoice, O My Soul
  27. Save the Fallen
  28. Savior Is Waiting to Welcome You, A
  29. There Is a City Built Above with Mansions
  30. There Is a Land of Joy
  31. There Is Joy in Heaven Today
  32. There’s a Land of Love
  33. They’re Gathering Homeward
  34. Though the Night Be Round Me
  35. Though the Shadows Gather o’er My Pathway Here
  36. Tune My Voice Thy Praise
  37. We Are Marching Homeward
  38. We Are Marching, Marching
  39. We Are Workers, Earnest Workers
  40. When I Rise at Dawn
  41. Whene’er the Heart Is Sad
  42. Will You Drink the Flowing Fountain
  43. Wouldst Thou Be White as Snow?

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