Jan­u­ary 8, 1861, St. Mar­y­le­bone, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Feb­ru­a­ry 1, 1918, St. Ma­ry­le­bone, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Hamp­stead Ce­me­te­ry, For­tune Green, Lon­don, En­gland.


Ada was the daugh­ter of Dr. Sam­u­el Os­borne Hab­er­shon and Grace Hab­er­shon.

In 1901, she be­gan writ­ing po­et­ry while ill and wrote Apart with Him.

She met Dwight Moo­dy and Ira San­key when they vis­it­ed Lon­don in 1884, and vis­it­ed Am­er­i­ca at their in­vi­ta­tion to de­liv­er lec­tures on the Old Test­a­ment, which were lat­er pub­lished.

During the 1905 Tor­rey-Al­ex­an­der Mis­sion, Charles Al­ex­ander asked her to write some Gos­pel songs. With­in a year, she sup­plied him with 200.

Her works in­clude:

  1. Against the Tide
  2. Amid the Ser­aphs Ga­thered
  3. Are You All Alone in the Jost­ling Crowds?
  4. Are You Lone­ly, Ve­ry Lone­ly?
  5. Are You Rea­dy for the Com­ing?
  6. Are You Yearn­ing for the Glo­ry?
  7. As in the Up­per Room of Old
  8. At Your Door
  9. Bearing His Cross
  10. Bitter Cry Rang Through the Sky, A
  11. Christian En­dea­vor
  12. City of Ref­uge, The
  13. Coming Home at Last
  14. Crown of Thorns, The
  15. Door Was Shut, The
  16. Down, Down in a Fath­om­less Sea
  17. Draw Near, O Lord!
  18. Dying Love and Liv­ing Love
  19. Fairest on Earth
  20. Faith Can Bridge the Gulf Be­tween
  21. For Ev­ery Wind­ing of the Way
  22. For Your­self
  23. Go Forth, Go Forth
  24. Go Home and Tell
  25. God Gives Us Gleam­ing Jew­els
  26. God Hath His Peo­ple Here Be­low
  27. Grace and Glo­ry
  28. He Can Do It
  29. He Can Set It Right
  30. He Cares for Me
  31. He That Hath the Son Hath Life
  32. He Will Hold Me Fast
  33. Heart That Is Fixed, A
  34. Heavy Bur­den of Dai­ly Care, The
  35. His Suf­fi­cient Grace
  36. Holy Fa­ther, Keep Thy Child
  37. How Ma­ny Souls Have You Won?
  38. I Am Glad I Am Thine
  39. I Can De­pend on Him
  40. I Need My Sav­ior Now
  41. I Need to Be Filled
  42. I Won­der When We Shall See Him
  43. I’m a Poor Sin­ner
  44. I’m Plead­ing for You
  45. Is He Yours?
  46. It Is for Me
  47. Just a Day at a Time
  48. Just the Case for Him
  49. Let Him Mold Thee
  50. King’s High­way, The
  51. Lifted Up
  52. Little Child­ren Need Sal­va­tion
  53. Longings
  54. Look Up, My Soul, and Hail the Home
  55. Lord of Glo­ry Loves the Child­ren, The
  56. Manger, a Cross, a Grave, A
  57. Many a Time
  58. Meet Me in the Home­land
  59. Mighty Pow­er to Us Is Giv­en, A
  60. My Fa­ther’s Love
  61. My Sins Are For­giv­en
  62. No Bur­dens Yond­er
  63. No More Sea
  64. No Oth­er Sto­ry
  65. None Like His
  66. Not One
  67. Now
  68. O Leave Me Not Alone
  69. On the Oth­er Side
  70. Only a Breath
  71. Only a Touch
  72. Pardoned
  73. Passing Through
  74. Peace of God, The
  75. Place Called Cal­va­ry, The
  76. Place Where the Lord Lay, The
  77. Poor and Needy
  78. Pull Against the Tide
  79. Remember How Much I Love You
  80. Rescue Song, The
  81. Room, Still Room
  82. Save, Oh, Save!
  83. Shepherd and the Sheep, The
  84. Shine Just Where You Are
  85. Shine, Shine Just Where You Are
  86. Soon Will Our Sav­ior from Hea­ven Ap­pear
  87. Speak Lord, for Thy Ser­vant Hear­eth
  88. Suffer the Child­ren
  89. Sunset Near­er, A
  90. Sweet Balm
  91. There Is No Pre­sent Pow­er
  92. There Is Pow­er in the Word
  93. There They Cru­ci­fied Him
  94. There’s No One Too Hope­less for Him
  95. This Is Grace
  96. This Is the Rest
  97. Thou Seest Me
  98. Through All the World
  99. Thy Will Be Done
  100. Till the Day Break
  101. To Me, to Me
  102. To the Sav­ior We Com­mend You
  103. Trumpet Call, The
  104. Trusting in the Lord
  105. Two Roads, a Broad and Nar­row
  106. Valley of Sha­dow, The
  107. Waiting
  108. Was It You?
  109. We Are Go­ing Through the Val­ley
  110. We Can­not Count Our Bless­ings
  111. We Must Say Fare­well
  112. We’ll Fight for Our Ca­ptain
  113. What Is Faith?
  114. What Will It Be When We See Him?
  115. When You Long for Christ to Bless
  116. White Robed Throng, The
  117. Will the Cir­cle Be Un­brok­en?
  118. Wonderful Grace
  119. Words My Mo­ther Taught Me, The
  120. Written Be­fore Me
  121. Your King Has Need of You