August 31, 1827, Long Island, New York.

January 22, 1915, Highland Falls, New York.

United States Military Academy post cemetery, West Point, New York. On her gravestone is the first verse of her hymn Jesus Loves Me.

Amy Lothrop.


Anna’s father was Henry Warner, a wealthy New York City lawyer. When he lost most of his fortune in the 1837 depression, the family was forced to move to their summer home (Good Craig) on Constitution Island in the Hudson River. It was then that Anna and her sister Susan began writing to earn money. They also conducted Bible classes for cadets at the nearby Military Academy at West Point, where their uncle had been a chaplain, 1828–38. In memory of her, the Academy’s Constitution Island Association manages the Warner’s island property as an historic site. Anna’s works include:

  1. Follow Jesus
  2. Jesus Loves Me
  3. O Little Child, Lie Still and Sleep
  4. One More Day’s Work for Jesus
  5. We Would See Jesus