Born: Sep­tem­ber 1, 1791, Nor­wich, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: June 10, 1865, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Buried: Spring Grove Cem­e­te­ry, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Sigourney con­duct­ed a school in Nor­wich (1809-1814), then moved to Hart­ford. She mar­ried Charles Si­gour­ney in Hart­ford in 1819, and spent most of the rest of her life there. Her first pub­li­ca­tion was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse in 1815; she went on to pub­lish al­most 60 works in her life­time. The prin­ci­pal hymn­als in which her writ­ings ap­peared were the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Village Hymns (1824); Rip­ley’s Se­lection (1829); the Con­nec­ti­cut Psalms and Hymns (1845); Win­chell’s Bap­tist Additional Hymns; Lins­ley and Da­vis’ Select Hymns (1836), and the Un­i­ver­sal­ist Hymns for Christ­ian Devotion, by Adams and Cha­pin (1846).

Sources

Hymns

  1. As Thy Day, So Shall Thy Strength Be
  2. Blest Comforter Divine
  3. Choose Ye His Cross to Bear
  4. Fill the Fount with Roses
  5. Go to Thy Rest, My Child
  6. Savior, Thy Law We Love
  7. Laborers of Christ, Arise
  8. Onward, Onward, Men of Heaven
  9. Pastor, Thou Art from Us Taken
  10. Not for the Summer Hour Alone
  11. We Mourn for Those Who Toil
  12. We Praise Thee if One Rescued Soul
  13. Where Wilt Thou Put Thy Trust?
  14. When Adverse Winds and Waves Arise