Kate Hankey

Kate Hankey
Short Name: Kate Hankey
Full Name: Hankey, Kate, 1834-1911
Birth Year: 1834
Death Year: 1911

Arabella Katherine Hankey (b. Clapham, England, 1834; d. Westminster, London, England, 1911) was the daughter of a wealthy banker and was associated with the Clapham sect of William Wilberforce, a group of prominent evangelical Anglicans from the Clapham area. This group helped to establish the British and Foreign Bible Society, promoted the abolition of slavery, and was involved in improving the lot of England's working classes. Hankey taught Bible classes for shop girls in London, visited the sick in local hospitals, and used the proceeds of her writings to support various mission causes. Her publications include Heart to Heart (1870) and The Old, Old Story and Other Verses (1879).

Bert Polman
Hankey, Katharine, has published several hymns of great beauty and simplicity which are included in her:—

(1) The Old, Old Story, 1866; (2) The Old, Old Story, and other Verses, 1879; (3) Heart to Heart, 1870, enlarged in 1873 and 1876. In 1878 it was republished with music by the author.

Miss Hankey's hymns which have come into common use are:—
1. Advent tells us, Christ is near. The Christian Seasons. Written for the Sunday School of St. Peter's, Eaton Square, London, and printed on a card with music by the author.
2. I love to tell the story Of unseen things above. The love of Jesus. This is a cento from No. 3, and is given in Bliss's Gospel Songs, Cincinnati, 1874, and other American collections.
3. I saw Him leave His Father's throne. Lovest than Me? Written in 1868. It is No. 33 of the Old, Old Story, and other Verses, 1879.
4. Tell me the old, old story. This Life of Jesus in verse was written in two parts. Pt. i., "The Story Wanted," Jan. 29; and Pt. ii., "The Story Told," Nov. 18, 1866. It has since been published in several forms, and sometimes with expressive music by the author, and has also been translated into various languages, including Welsh, German, Italian, Spanish, &c. The form in which it is usually known is that in I. P. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos. This is Part i. slightly altered.

Miss Hankey's works contain many suitable hymns for Mission Services and Sunday Schools, and may be consulted both for words and music with advantage.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Arabella Katherine Hankey (12 January 1834 – 9 May 1911) was an English missionary and nurse who is best known for being the author of the poem The Old, Old Story, from which the hymns "Tell me the old, old story" and "I Love to Tell the Story" were derived.

Texts by Kate Hankey (34)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Advent tells us Christ is nearKatherine Hankey (Author)English13
Ansío contar la historiaKate Hankey (Author)Spanish2
Bringt mir die frohe KundeKate Hankey (Author)German2
Contai-me a velha históriaKate Hankey (Author)Portuguese1
Dime la antigua historiaKate Hankey (Author)Spanish11
Diru la historion pri Kristo nun al miKate Hankey (Author)Esperanto2
என் இயேசு வாழ்ந்த வாழ்க்கையின் (Eṉ iyēcu vāḻnta vāḻkkaiyiṉ)A. Katherine Hankey (Author)English2
Erzähl mir, o erzähleKatherine Hankey (Author)German2
Grato es contar la historiaKatherine Hankey (Author)Spanish17
حدثني الروايهKate Hankey (Author)Arabic1
He oli ko'u ke hai laKatherine Hankey, 1834-1911 (Author)Hawaiian3
I love to tell the story Of unseen things aboveKatherine Hankey (Author)English1075
I saw Him leave His Father's throneKate Hankey (Author)English2
Ich bringe gern die KundeKate Hankey (Author)German1
Ich kann es ja nicht lassenKate Hankey (Author)German2
Ich liebe zu erzählenKate Hankey (Author)German3
Ich sag' so gern die KundeKate Hankey (Author)German6
Ich singe gern die KundeKate Hankey (Author)German2
Iza no hitantara ny Tompo JesosyKatherine Hankey (Author)Malagasy2
Kommt her, ich will erzählenKate Hankey (Author)German1
Napenda kulitangazaKate Hankey (Author)Swahili1
Naragsac a saritaKate Hankey (Author)Tagalog2
Nun lasset uns erzählenKatherine Hankey (Author)German1
O sage mir noch einmalKate Hankey (Author)German2
O sprich ein Wort von JesuKate Hankey (Author)German1
¡Oh jóvenes, venid! Su brillante pabellónKate Hankey (Author)Spanish7
පෙර පුවත් පවසන් (Pera puvat pavasan)Kate Hankey (Author)Sinhala2
Redites-moi l'histoire de l'amour de JesusKatherine Hankey (Author)French3
Sag' mir die heil'ge KundeKate Hankey (Author)German7
Sig mig den gamle SandhedKatherine Hankey (Author)2
Скажи мне весть благую (Skazhi mne vest' blaguyu)Kate Hankey (Author)Russian2
Tell me the old, old story, Of unseen things aboveKatherine Hankey, 1834-1911 (Author)English427
വര്‍ണ്ണിക്കും ഞാന്‍ എന്‍ സാക്ഷ്യം-മേല്‍ ലോക കാര്യങ്ങള്‍ (Varṇṇikkuṁ ñān en sākṣyaṁ-mēl lēāka kāryaṅṅaḷ)Kate Hankey (Author)Malayalam2
我愛傳講主福音 (Wǒ ài chuán jiǎng zhǔ fúyīn)Arabella C. Hankey (Author)Chinese2

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