1813–1897

April 9, 1813, Edinburgh, Scotland.

September 7, 1897, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, Scotland.

H. L. L. (Hymns from the Land of Luther)

Jane was the daughter of James Borth­wick and Sar­ah Fin­lay.

She was a member of the Free Church of Scot­land. In 1855, she and her sister Sar­ah Find­la­ter co-produced a book of translations of Ger­man hymns titled Hymns from the Land of Lu­ther (1854, 1855, 1858 & 1862). In 1875, while living in Swit­zer­land, she produced another book of translations called Al­pine Lyr­ics.

Borthwick was also active with the Ed­in­burgh House of Refuge, the Mo­ra­vian Mission in La­bra­dor, and other mission work. She never married. Her other works include:

  1. And Is the Time Approaching?
  2. Come, Labor On
  3. Hasten the Time Appointed
  4. Rest, Weary Soul
  5. Thou Knowest, Lord
  1. Be Still, My Soul
  2. Hallelujah! Fairest Morning
  3. Hallelujah! Jesus Lives!
  4. Jesus, Still Lead On
  5. Long Hast Thou Wept and Sorrowed
  6. Lord, Remove the Veil Away
  7. How Blessed, from the Bonds of Sin
  8. My Jesus, as Thou Wilt

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