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)


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 (58)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A living, loving, lasting wordAnna L. 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
Beneath thy wing, O God, I restAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English6
Bowed with a burden none can weigh save TheeA. L. Waring (Author)English3
Come to the clear, deep riverA. L. Waring (Author)English5
Compassed about with songs, my soul was stillAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
Dear Savior of a dying worldAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English4
Ere another step I takeA. L. Waring (Author)English2
Father, I ask the daily strengthAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)2
Father, I know that all my lifeAnna L. Waring (Author)English199
Flow on, Thou Fountain of my joyA. L. Waring (Author)English3
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
في حب ربي راسخAnna L. Waring (Author)Arabic1
Go not far from me, O my StrengthAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English18
Happy are they who learn in theeAnna Letitia Waring (Author)1
Heavenly things my soul hath seenA. L. Waring (Author)English2
I ask thee for the daily strengthAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English10
I have a heritage of joyAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)5
I know O Father, all my lifeAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
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 L. Waring (Author)English508
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 Laetitia Waring (Author)4
Lord, a happy child of ThineAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English8
Mine be the reverent, listening loveAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English7
My heart is fixed, O God, my strengthAnna L. Waring (Author)English4
My heart is resting, O my GodAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English79
My prayer to the promise shall clingAnna Letitia 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 L. Waring (Author)English2
O blessed are the eyes that seeAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English3
O Herr auf dein wahrhaftig Wort, vertrau' ich ganz alleinAnna L. Waring (Author)German6
O Herr, ich weiß, mein Leben istAnna Letitia Waring (Author)German1
O my Father! never moreAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English3
O! there is more than ear hath heardA. L. Waring (Author)English2
O, this is blessing, this is restMiss A. L. Waring (Author)English3
O thou Lord of heaven aboveAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
Source of my life's refreshing springsA. L. Waring (Author)English3
Source of my spirit's deep desireA. L.Waring (Author)English2
Strength of the still secluded thoughtAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2
Sunlight of the heavenly dayAnna L. Waring (Author)English9
Sweet be Thy words of sternest truthA. L. Waring (Author)English2
Sweet is the solace of Thy loveA. L. Waring (Author)English8
Tender mercies, on my wayAnna Laetitia Waring (Author)English8
Thanksgiving and the voice of melodyA. L. Waring (Author)English3
The heart that ministers for theeMiss Waring (Author)2
Though some good things of lower worthA. L. Waring (Author)English3
Wherever he may guide me, No wantAnna L. Waring (Author)3
Wherever in the world I amAnna L. Waring (Author)English8
While toil and warfare urge us on our wayMiss A. L. Waring (Author)English3
With a heart full of anxious requestAnna L. Waring (Author)English3
我常居住天愛中 (Wǒ cháng jūzhù tiān ài zhōng)Anna L. Waring (Author)Chinese2
我神,我心充滿安寧 (Wǒ shén, wǒ xīn chōngmǎn ānníng)Anna L. Waring (Author)Chinese2
Would that I were more closely boundAnna Letitia Waring (Author)English2

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