Lydia H. Sigourney, Inscription on Tablet

Lydia H. Sigourney, Inscription on Tablet
by John Greenleaf Whittier

Written for the headstone of author Lydia Sigourney

On her Memorial Tablet in Christ Church at Hartford, Conn.

She sang alone, ere womanhood had known
  The gift of song which fills the air to-day:
Tender and sweet, a music all her own
  May fitly linger where she knelt to pray.