Lucy Evelina Metcalf Akerman

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Lucy Evelina Metcalf Akerman (February 21, 1816 – February 21, 1874) was an American Unitarian writer.

This daughter of Thomas Metcalf was born in Wrentham, Massachusetts and married Charles Akerman of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She also lived in Providence, Rhode Island.

She wrote the hymn Nothing but leaves, the Spirit grieves circa 1858 that was chiefly used by the Baptists.


  • Julian, John (June 1907). A Dictionary of Hymnology. London: John Murray. p. 33.