Anna Laetitia Waring

(19 April 1823 – 10 May 1910 / Galmorganshire, Wales)

Biography of Anna Laetitia Waring

Anna Laetitia Waring , daughter of Elijah Waring, and niece of Samuel Miller Waring, was born at Neith, Glamorganshire, Wales 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."

Anna Laetitia Waring's Works:

Hymns and Meditations (1850)
Additional Hymns (1858)

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To the Superior Animal

To sum up all, I'm old -- and that's
A fact the years decide;
It is a common thing with cats
And not a thing to hide.

But to feel what it is -- how kind
How true to love and law
For this you must be quite resigned
And not avoid its paw.

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