Genesis of a Poem: Rosa Maude Turner's "O Dreamer, Leave Thy Dreams for Joyful Waking" by Peter J. Hodgson

Peter J. Hodgson researched the life of Rosa Maud Turner and how she came to write the text for the much-loved hymn: "O dreamer, leave thy dreams."

Dr. Peter J. Hodgson researched the life of Rosa Maud Turner and wrote: "Various accounts of Rosa Maud Turner's life and how she came to write her poem 'O dreamer, leave thy dreams for joyful waking' (nos. 202 and 412 in the Christian Science Hymnal) have gained circulation over the years. Having grown up in England near the town where Miss Turner lived, I noticed inconsistencies and anomalies in these accounts. A desire for clarification prompted the research and study upon which the following story of Rosa Maud Turner and her poem is based."

Paperbound. 32 pages.