January 30, 1782, Islington, London, England.

December 20, 1866, Nottingham, England.

General Cemetery, Nottingham, England.


Ann was the daughter of Isaac Taylor, who at the time of her birth was a London engraver. Her father subsequently became a Congregational minister, living first at Colchester, then at Ongar. In 1813, she married the Rev. Joseph Gilbert, classical and mathematics tutor at the Congregational College, Masbrough (near Rotherham), Yorkshire. From Masbrough they moved to Hull, and later Nottingham. Her works include:

  1. Among the Deepest Shades of Night
  2. As Mary Sat at Jesus’ Feet
  3. Father, My Spirit Owns
  4. God Is in Heaven! Can He Hear?
  5. God of Heaven Is Pleased to See, The
  6. Good Daniel Would Not Cease to Pray
  7. Great God, and Wilt Thou Condescend?
  8. Hark the Sound of Joy and Gladness
  9. How Long, Sometimes a Day Appears
  10. I Faint, My Soul Doth Faint
  11. I Thank the Goodness and the Grace
  12. Jesus, the Condescending King
  13. Jesus Was Once Despised and Low
  14. Jesus Who Lived Above the Sky
  15. Lo, at Noon, ’Tis Sudden Night
  16. Lord, Help Us as We Hear
  17. Lord, What Is Life? ’Tis Like a Flower
  18. My Father, I Thank Thee for Sleep
  19. O Happy They Who Safely Housed
  20. Scattered to Every Wind They Roam
  21. Spared to Another Spring
  22. This Year Is Just Going Away
  23. We, Sitting Round the Savior’s Board
  24. Wearied with Earthly Toil and Care
  25. What Was It, Blessèd God?
  26. When I Listen to Thy Word
  27. When Little Samuel Woke
  28. Why Should We Weep for Those Who Die?