Harriet Auber

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Harriet Auber (1773 in Middlesex — 1862 in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire) was an English poet and hymnist.

Life and career[edit]

Auber was the daughter of a Church of England clerygman. Her actual name was Henriette, but she was known as Harriet.[1] Auber is best remembered for her collection The Spirit of the Psalms,[2] published in 1829, and for her hymn "Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed," a treatise on the Holy Spirit and his work.[3]


  1. ^ John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
  2. ^ The Spirit of the Psalms: Or, a Compressed Version of Select Portions of the Psalms of David, Adapted to Christian Worship. Harriet Auber Cadell, Rivington (1829) ASIN: B001P8AN4E
  3. ^ Elsie Houghton, Christian Hymn Writers, Evangelical Press of Wales, Bridgend, Wales 1982 ISBN 0-900898-66-6

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