Born: Ap­ril 19, 1823, Plas-y-Velin, Neath, Glamorganshire, South Wales.

Died: May 10, 1910, Clifton (near Bristol), Eng­land.

Buried: Arnos Vale Ce­me­te­ry, Bristol, Eng­land.


Daughter of Eli­jah War­ing, An­na was raised a Quak­er, but was baptized into the Church of Eng­land in 1842 at St. Mar­tins, Win­nall, Hamp­shire.

She was deeply involved in philanthropic work, especially the Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society. War­ing mastered He­brew as a young girl, to be able to study Old Tes­ta­ment poetry, and daily read the original He­brew psalter throughout her life.

Her works in­clude:

  1. Be Not Far from Me, O My Strength
  2. Beam on Us Brightly, Blessed Day
  3. Bowed with a Burden
  4. Compassed About with Songs
  5. Dear Savior of a Dying World
  6. Ere Another Step I Take
  7. Father, I Know That All My Life
  8. Flow On, Thou Foun­tain of My Joy
  9. Go Not Far from Me, O My Strength
  10. Heavenly Things My Soul Hath Seen
  11. I Will Love Thee, O Lord, My Strength
  12. In Heavenly Love Abiding
  13. Jesus, Lord of Heaven Above
  14. Living, Loving, Lasting Word, A
  15. My Heart Is Resting, O My God
  16. My Prayer to the Promise Shall Cling
  17. My Savior, on the Word of Truth
  18. My Savior Whose Infinite Grace
  19. O! There Is More Than Ear Hath Heard
  20. O, This Is Blessing, This Is Rest
  21. Source of My Life’s Refreshing Springs
  22. Source of My Spirit’s Deep Desire
  23. Strength of the Still Secluded Thought
  24. Sunlight of the Heavenly Day
  25. Sweet be Thy Words of Sternest Truth
  26. Sweet Is the Promise of Thy Love
  27. Tender Mercies, on My Way
  28. Thanksgiving and the Voice of Melody
  29. Though Some Good Things of Lower Worth
  30. Under Thy Wings, My God, I Rest
  31. While Toil and Warfare Urge Us on Our Way
  32. With a Heart Full of Anxious Request
  33. Would That I Were More Closely Bound