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Anna Letitia Waring

Short Name: Anna Letitia Waring
Full Name: Waring, Anna Letitia, 1823-1910
Birth Year: 1823
Death Year: 1910

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Waring, Anna Laetitia, daughter of Elijah Waring, and niece of Samuel Miller Waring, was born at Neath, Glamorganshire, in 1820. In 1850 she published her Hymns and Meditations, by A. L. W., a small book of 19 hymns. The 4th edition was published in 1854. The 10th edition, 1863, is enlarged to 38 hymns. She also published Additional Hymns, 1858, and contributed some pieces to the Sunday Magazine, 1871. Her most widely known hymns are: "Father, I know that all my life," "Go not far from me, O my Strength," and "My heart is resting, O my God." The rest in common use include:—
1. Dear Saviour of a dying world. Resurrection. (1854.)
2. In heavenly love abiding. Safety in God. (1850.)
3. Jesus, Lord of heaven above. Love to Jesus desired. (1854.)
4. Lord, a happy child of Thine. Evening. (1850.)
5. My Saviour, on the [Thy] words of truth. Hope in the Word of God. (1850.) Sometimes stanza iv., "It is not as Thou wilt with me," is given separately.
6. O this is blessing, this is rest. Rest in the Love of Jesus. (1854.)
7. O Thou Lord of heaven above. The Resurrection.
8. Source of my life's refreshing springs. Rest in God. (1850.)
9. Sunlight of the heavenly day. New Year (1854.)
10. Sweet is the solace of Thy love. Safety and Comfort in God. (1850.)
11. Tender mercies on my way. Praise of Divine Mercies. (1850.)
12. Thanksgiving and the voice of melody. New Year (1854).
13. Though some good things of lower worth. Love of God in Christ, (1860.)
These hymns are marked by great simplicity, concentration of thought, and elegance of diction. They are popular, and deserve to be so. [George Arthur Crawford, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Waring, Anna L., p. 1233, ii. Of her hymns we have found the following in Lovell Squire's Selection of Scriptural Poetry, 3rd ed., 1848:
1. Father, I know that all my life, p. 367, ii.
2. Sweet is the solace of Thy love, p. 1233, ii. 10.
3. Though some good things of, &c., p. 1233, ii. 13.
The statement in J. Telford's The Methodist Hymn Book Illustrated, 1906, p. 271, that Miss Waring contributed to her uncle's (S. M. Waring's) Sacred Melodies, 182G, cannot be correct, as she was then only six years old. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Anna Letitia Waring (or Anna Laetitia Waring; 19 April 1823 – 10 May 1910) was a Welsh poet and Anglican hymn-writer. Her philanthropic support included the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society. She brought out her first hymn collection in 1850, but much of her work remained unpublished at the time of her death. A 1911 posthumous edition collected most of this, religious and secular.

Texts by Anna Letitia Waring (59)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
في حب ربي راسخAnna L. Waring (Author)Arabic1
父,我知道我的一生你已替我分好 (Fù, wǒ zhīdào wǒ de yīshēng nǐ yǐ tì wǒ fēn hǎo)Anna L. Waring (Author)Chinese2
我常居住天愛中 (Wǒ cháng jūzhù tiān ài zhōng)Anna L. Waring (Author)Chinese2
A living, loving, lasting wordAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English4
Be not far from me, O my strengthAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
Beam on us brightly, blessed dayA. L. Waring (Author)English2
Bowed with a burden none can weigh save TheeAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English3
Come to the clear, deep riverA. L. Waring (Author)5
Compassed about with songs, my soul was stillAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
Dear Savior of a dying worldAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English4
Ere another step I takeA. L. Waring (Author)English2
Far from mortal cares retreatingAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English1
Father, I ask the daily strengthAnna Letitia Waring (Author)2
Father, I know that all my lifeAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English192
Flow on, Thou Fountain of my joyA. L. Waring (Author)English3
Go not far from me, O my StrengthAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English17
Happy are they who learn in theeAnna Letitia Waring (Author)1
Heavenly things my soul hath seenAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
I ask thee for the daily strengthAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English10
I have a heritage of joyAnna Letitia Waring (Author)5
I know O Father, all my lifeAnna Letitia Waring (Author)2
I know that justly all my lifeAnna Letitia Waring (Author)2
I will love Thee, O Lord, my strengthAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
In Heavenly Love abidingAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English499
Into thy silent place of prayerAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)2
It is enough that I am ThineAnna L. Waring (Author)1
Leaning on thy tender careAnna Letitia Waring (Author)4
Lord, a happy child of ThineAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)9
Mine be the reverent, listening loveAnna L. Waring (Author)English7
My heart is fixed, O God, my strengthAnna L. Waring (Author)4
My heart is resting, O my GodAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English78
My prayer to the promise shall clingA. L. Waring (Author)English4
My Savior whose infinite graceA. L. Waring (Author)English2
My Savior, on the word of truthAnna L. Waring (Author)English15
Now, hushing every adverse soundAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
O blessed are the eyes that seeAnna L. Waring (Author)3
O Herr auf dein wahrhaftig Wort, vertrau' ich ganz alleinAnna L. Waring (Author)German4
O Herr, ich weiß, mein Leben istAnna Letitia Waring (Author)German1
O my Father! never moreAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English4
O! there is more than ear hath heardA. L. Waring (Author)English2
O, this is blessing, this is restAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English3
O thou Lord of heaven aboveAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
Source of my life's refreshing springsAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English3
Source of my spirit's deep desireAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
Strength of the still secluded thoughtAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
Sunlight of the heavenly dayAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English9
Sweet be Thy words of sternest truthA. L. Waring (Author)English2
Sweet is the solace of Thy loveAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English7
Tender mercies, on my wayAnna L. Waring (Author)English7
Thanksgiving and the voice of melodyA. L. Waring (Author)English3
The heart that ministers for theeAnna Letitia Waring (Author)2
Though some good things of lower worthA. L. Waring (Author)English3
Beneath thy wing, O God, I restMrs. Anna L. Waring, 1823- (Author)English6
我神,我心充滿安寧 (Wǒ shén, wǒ xīn chōngmǎn ānníng)Anna Letitia Waring (Author)Chinese2
Wherever he may guide me, No wantAnna Letitia Waring (Author)3
Wherever in the world I amAnna L. Waring (Author)English9
While toil and warfare urge us on our wayAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English3
With a heart full of anxious requestA. L. Waring (Author)English3
Would that I were more closely boundAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2

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