Hymn Writer ~ Anna Laeticia Waring

Born: Ap­ril 19, 1823, Plas-y-Velin, Neath, Gla­mor­gan­shire, South Wales.

Died: May 10, 1910, Clif­ton (near Bris­tol), Eng­land.

Daughter of Eli­jah War­ing, An­na was raised a Quak­er, but was bap­tized in­to the Church of Eng­land in 1842 at St. Mar­tins, Win­nall, Win­ches­ter. She was deep­ly in­volved in phil­an­thro­pic work, es­pe­cial­ly the Dis­charged Pri­son­ers’ Aid So­ci­e­ty. War­ing mas­tered He­brew as a young girl, to be able to stu­dy Old Tes­ta­ment po­e­try, and dai­ly read the origin­al He­brew psal­ter through­out her life. Her works in­clude:

  • Hymns and Me­di­ta­tions, 1850
  • Additional Hymns, 1858

Dictionary of Hymnology

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