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Feast of Jane Crewdson (September 13)   1 comment

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Above:  Falmouth, Cornwall, England, Between 1890 and 1900

Image Creator = Detroit Publishing Company

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2002696587/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ppmsc-08217

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JANE FOX CREWDSON (OCTOBER 1809-SEPTEMBER 14, 1863)

English Quaker Poet and Hymn Writer

Of Jane Crewdson (1809-1863) I found little information.  She was born Jane Fox in a Quaker family at Cornwall in October 1809.  Jane married Thomas D. Crewdson, a manufacturer in Manchester, in 1836.  She wrote books of poetry:

  • Aunt Jane’s Verses for Children (1851);
  • Lays of the Reformation and Other Lyrics (1860);
  • The Singer of Eisenach; and
  • A Little While, and Other Poems (1864).

Sources refer to an unspecified “long illness” which caused our saint much pain.  Of Jane Crewdson James Moffatt wrote:

As a constant sufferer, the spiritual life deepening, and the intellectual life retaining all its power, she became well prepared to testify to the all-sufficiency of her Saviour’s love.

–Handbook to The Church Hymnary (London, UK:  Oxford University Press, 1927, page 310)

I have already posted two of our saint’s hymns here.  Her hymns did reflect a profound spirituality, for which I honor her.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JUNE 11, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT BARNABAS THE APOSTLE, COWORKER OF THE APOSTLE PAUL

THE FEAST OF VERNON JOHNS, NATIONAL BAPTIST PASTOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER

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Aunt Jane’s Verses for Children:

http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009563432

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Dear God of beauty,

you have granted literary ability and spiritual sensitivity to

Jane Crewdson and others, who have composed hymn texts.

May we, as you guide us,

find worthy hymn texts to be icons,

through which we see you.

In the Name of God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Sirach/Ecclesiasticus 44:1-3a, 5-15

Psalm 147

Revelation 5:11-14

Luke 2:8-20

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 20, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINTS AMATOR OF AUXERRE AND GERMANUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS; SAINT MAMERTINUS OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC ABBOT; AND SAINT MARCIAN OF AUXERRE, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF JOHANNES BUGENHAGEN, GERMAN LUTHERAN PASTOR

THE FEAST OF SAINT MARCELLINUS OF EMBRUN, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP

THE FEAST OF OLAVUS AND LAURENTIUS PETRI, RENEWERS OF THE CHURCH

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