Poem Referencing Psalm 23, Handwritten and Signed by John Quincy Adams

Poem Referencing Psalm 23, Handwritten and Signed by John Quincy Adams

Collection ID

PPR.003648

Type

Papers

Date

ca. 1830-1848

Geography

United States

Language

English

Medium

Ink on paper

Dimensions

6.5 × 4 in. (16.5 × 10.2 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


John Quincy Adams composed a twenty-four-line poem that includes references to Psalm 23. This copy, handwritten and signed by Adams, includes the first eight lines of the poem: “My Shepard [sic] is the Lord on high, / His hand supplies me still; / In pastures green he makes me lie / Beside the rippling rill / He cheers my soul, relieves my woes, / His glory to display; / The paths of righteousness he shows, / And leads me on his way. [signed] John Quincy Adams”

Written before 1848 by John Quincy Adams. Sold by Signature House.[1] Acquired by 2009 by Christian Heritage Museum, Hagerstown, Maryland; Purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Certificate of authenticity from Signature House signed by Gil and Karen Griggs.

Description

John Quincy Adams composed a twenty-four-line poem that includes references to Psalm 23. This copy, handwritten and signed by Adams, includes the first eight lines of the poem: “My Shepard [sic] is the Lord on high, / His hand supplies me still; / In pastures green he makes me lie / Beside the rippling rill / He cheers my soul, relieves my woes, / His glory to display; / The paths of righteousness he shows, / And leads me on his way. [signed] John Quincy Adams”


Provenance

Written before 1848 by John Quincy Adams. Sold by Signature House.[1] Acquired by 2009 by Christian Heritage Museum, Hagerstown, Maryland; Purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Certificate of authenticity from Signature House signed by Gil and Karen Griggs.


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