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.

Glenwood Cemetery, Thomaston, Georgia.

Loula was the daughter of David Lane Kendall and Louisa Rogers Steele, and wife of James Henry Rogers, Sr. She attended the Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. In 1863, she married army officer James Henry Rogers, with whom she had seven children. 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 her state’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 Uphold Thee
  14. Let Us Meet at Early Dawn
  15. List, List to the Chime of the Christmas Bells
  16. Little Children, Gather Near
  17. Nearer Still to Jesus
  18. No One Can Tell When the Savior Shall Come
  19. O Blessed Is the Promise
  20. O How Gladly We Sing
  21. O How Sweet Is the Promise
  22. Praise Him, Praise Him
  23. Praise Ye the Lord
  24. Rejoice, O My Soul
  25. Save the Fallen
  26. Savior Is Waiting to Welcome You, A
  27. There Is a City Built Above with Mansions
  28. There Is a Land of Joy
  29. There Is Joy in Heaven Today
  30. There’s a Land of Love
  31. They’re Gathering Homeward
  32. Though the Night Be Round Me
  33. Though the Shadows Gather o’er My Pathway Here
  34. Tune My Voice Thy Praise
  35. We Are Marching Homeward
  36. We Are Marching, Marching
  37. We Are Workers, Earnest Workers
  38. When I Rise at Dawn
  39. Whene’er the Heart Is Sad
  40. Will You Drink the Flowing Fountain
  41. Wouldst Thou Be White as Snow?

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