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Born: De­cem­ber 17, 1834, Farn­ing­ham, Kent, Eng­land.

Died: March 16, 1909, Bar­mouth, Wales.

Buried: Billing Road Ce­me­te­ry, North­amp­ton, Eng­land.

Pseudonym: Ma­ri­anne Farn­in­gham.

Marianne was the daugh­ter of Jo­seph Hearn and Re­bec­ca Bow­ers.

A mem­ber of the Bap­tist de­no­mi­na­tion, she lived in Farn­ing­ham, North­amp­ton, and Graves­end.

Her li­ter­a­ry work was done chief­ly in con­nect­ion with the Chris­tian World news­pa­per, hav­ing joined the staff at its be­gin­ning. She al­so ed­it­ed the Sun­day School Times.

Her con­tri­bu­tions to the Chris­tian World were col­lect­ed in book form as:

  1. Anywhere with Je­sus
  2. Christ, We Child­ren Sing to Thee
  3. Father Who Giv­est Us Now the New Year
  4. He Smiled as He Stretched Out His Hand in Glad Wel­come
  5. Hail the Child­ren’s Fes­tal Day
  6. Just as I Am, Thine Own to Be
  7. Let the Child­ren Come, Christ Said
  8. Little Feet Are Pass­ing
  9. Sing, for the World Re­joic­es
  10. We Hope in Thee, O God!
  11. When Mys­ter­i­ous Whis­pers Are Float­ing About