Anna Laetitia Waring
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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- Father, I Know That All My Life
- In Heavenly Love Abiding
- My Heart Is Resting, O My Lord
- To the Superior Animal
- Go Not Far From Me, O My God
- O, This Is Blessing, This Is Rest
- Tender Mercies
- A New-Year Hymn
- My Savior, on the Word of Truth
- Jesus, Lord Of Heaven Above
- Dear Savior Of A Dying World
- Though Some Good Things Of Lower Worth
- Sweet Is The Solace Of Thy Love
- A New Year's Morning Song
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.