1783-1824

September 23, 1783, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England.

April 13, 1824, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England.

Chipping Ongar, Essex, England.

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Daughter of engraver and Congregational minister Isaac Taylor, and sister of hymnist Ann Taylor Gilbert, Jane’s gift for writing verse displayed itself at an early age. Her first piece was printed in the 1804 Minor’s Pocket Book. In the secular world, she is remembered as the author of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Her works include:

  1. All the Little Birds Are Sleeping
  2. Almighty God, I’m Very Ill
  3. Almighty God, Who Dwellest High
  4. Amid the Deepest Shades of Night
  5. As Infants Once to Christ Were Brought
  6. Child’s Confession and Prayer, A
  7. Come, Let Our Songs Resound
  8. Come Let Us Now Forget Our Mirth
  9. Come, My Fond, Fluttering Heart
  10. Come, My Love, and Do Not Spurn
  11. God Is So Good That He Will Hear
  12. God! What a Great and Awful Name
  13. High on a Bright and Sunny Bed
  14. How Dreadful, Lord, Will Be the Day
  15. How Dreadful to Be Turned Away
  16. How Great in Zion Thou Art Praised
  17. I Saw an Old Cottage of Clay
  18. I Saw the Glorious Sun Arise
  19. I Thank the Lord, Who Lives on High
  20. If Jesus Christ Was Sent
  21. In a Modest, Humble Mind
  22. Jesus Christ, My Lord and Savior
  23. Jesus, Our Gentle Shepherd, See
  24. King Solomon of Old
  25. Lilies of the Field, The
  26. Lo, at Noon ’Tis Sudden Night
  27. Lord, I Confess Thy Tender Dare
  28. Lord, I Have Dared to Disobey
  29. Lord, I Would Own Thy Tender Care
  30. Lord, May a Few Poor Children Raise
  31. Lord, Teach a Sinful Child to Pray
  32. Love and Kindness We May Measure
  33. Moon Is Very Fair and Bright, The
  34. My Father, I Thank Thee for Sleep
  35. My Father, My Mother, I Know
  36. Now Condescend, Almighty King
  37. Now That My Journey’s Just Begun
  38. O ’Tis a Folly and a Crime
  39. O What Is Life? ’Tis Like a Flower
  40. Sailor’s Friend, The
  41. Some People Complain They Have Nothing to Do
  42. Stars, That on Your Wondrous Way
  43. There Is a Glorious World of Light
  44. There Is a Path That Leads to God
  45. There Is a State Unknown, Unseen
  46. This Day Belongs to God Alone
  47. This Is a Precious Book, Indeed
  48. Thou, Who Didst with Love and Blessing
  49. ’Tis But a Short Uncertain Space
  50. We Offer, Lord a Humble Prayer
  51. What Is There, Lord, a Child Can Do?
  52. When a Foolish Thought Within
  53. When Daily I Kneel Down to Pray
  54. When for Some Little Insult Given
  55. When Jesus Christ Was Here Below
  56. When Little Samuel Woke
  57. When Summer Flowers Appear
  58. When to the House of God We Go
  59. Who Made the Sky So Bright and Blue?
  60. Who Taught the Bird to Build Her Nest?
  61. Young Children Once to Jesus Came

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