June 20, 1743, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, England.
March 9, 1825, Newington Green, England.
In the family vault, St. Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington, England.
Anna was the daughter of dissenting minister John Aikin, and sister of hymnist John Aikin.
In 1753, she became a classics tutor at a dissenting academy in Warrington. During her residence there, she contributed five hymns to Dr. W. Enfield’s Hymns for Public Worship (Warrington: 1772). In 1773, these were included in her Poems (London: J. Johnson, 1773). In May 1774, Anna married Rev. Rochemont Barbauld. They moved to Newington Green in 1802, where she lived the rest of her life.
Barbauld is best known for her poetry, including The Rights of Woman and The Mouse’s Petition.
- Again the Lord of Light and Life
- Awake, My Soul, Lift Up Thine Eyes
- Behold, Where Breathing Love Divine
- Come, Said Jesus’ Sacred Voice
- God of My Life and Author of My Days
- God, Our Kind Master, Merciful as Just
- How Blest the Sacred Tie That Binds
- How May Earth and Heaven Unite
- If Friendless in the Vale of Tears I Stray
- Jehovah Reigns, Let Every Nation Hear
- Joy to the Followers of the Lord
- Lo Where a Crowd of Pilgrims Toil
- Our Country Is Immanuel’s Ground
- Praise to God, Immortal Praise
- Lord, Should Rising Whirlwinds Tear
- Pure Spirit, O Where Art Thou Now
- Salt of the Earth, Ye Virtuous Few
- Sleep, Sleep Today, Tormenting Cares
- Sweet Is the Scene When Virtue Dies
- This Earthly Globe, the Creature of a Day
- When as Returns the Solemn Day
- When Life as Opening Buds Is Sweet