Waring, Anna Lvetitia, the daughter of Elijah
Waring and niece of Samuel Miller
Waring, the hymn writer, was born at
Neath, in Southern Wales, in 1820. As late
as 1893 she was living at Clifton, near
Bristol, England. Her
Hymns and Meditations
were published in London in 1853.
This book was republished in Philadelphia
in 1859 by "The Association of Friends for
the Diffusion of Religious and Useful
Knowledge," and again in Boston in 1863.
The volume contains only thirty-two pieces,
and three of these are in this Hymnal.
"The tone of spiritual thought and feeling
in most of the pieces is very lofty and very
pure. The ideas of a Christian life which
are wrought into the poetry are always
both strong and tender, vigorous and gentle,
brave and trustful." We hope to obtain
additional facts concerning Miss Waring
for insertion in later editions of this volume.
|Father, I know that all my life
|In heavenly love abiding
|My Saviour, on thy word of truth