Born: Jan­uary 15, 1841, Ports­mouth, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 15, 1926, Ox­ford, Eng­land.

Doudney’s fam­ily moved to a re­mote vil­lage in Hamp­shire when she was very young. Her first lit­er­ary ef­fort was the po­em “The Les­sons of the Wa­ter-Mill,” writ­ten at age 15; it be­came a pop­u­lar song in Amer­i­ca. She was known to the read­ing pub­lic main­ly through her sto­ries, A Wo­man’s Glo­ry, Step­ping Stones, and others, and through her con­tri­bu­tions to the Sun­day Mag­a­zine, Good Words, and other per­i­od­ic­als. Those con­tri­bu­tions in­cluded fict­ion, and sac­red and sec­u­lar po­ems. Houl­ston pub­lished her Psalms of Life in 1871.



  1. Christ­ian’s Good Night, The
  2. For All Thy Care We Bless Thee
  3. He Hath Gone into His Garden
  4. In Thy Ho­ly Garden Ground
  5. Land of Peace, and Love, and Brightness
  6. Lord of the Golden Harvest
  7. Mas­ter Hath Come, The
  8. Now the Solemn Shadows Darken
  9. Room for the Wanderer, Room
  10. Savior, Now the Day Is Ending
  11. We Praise Our Lord Today
  12. We Sing a Loving Jesus