Maria Frances (Hill) Anderson

Short Name: Maria Frances (Hill) Anderson
Full Name: Anderson, Maria Frances (Hill), 1819-1895
Birth Year: 1819
Death Year: 1895

Anderson, Maria Frances. (Paris, France, January 30, 1819--October 13, 1895, Rosemont, Pennsylvania). Baptist. Daughter of Thomas F. Hill of Exeter, England. Married Rev. George W. Anderson, 1847. Author of several works on Baptists and missions for which she often used the pen name, L.M.N. Asked by George B. Ide, pastor of First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, to write a home mission hymn for the Baptist Harp (1849) in the same meter as Bishop Heber's "From Greenland's icy mountains." This hymn, "Our country's voice is pleading" was first sung in a home mission meeting at that Philadelphia church soon after the Baptist Harp was published. Another hymn appearing in the same collection and subtitled "The Bereaved Husband" begins "Yes she is gone, yet do not thou The goodness of the Lord distrust."

--Deborah Carlton Loftis, DNAH Archives


Anderson, Maria Frances, born in Paris, France, Jan. 30, 1819, and married to G. W. Anderson, Professor in the University of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Two of her hymns are given in the Baptist Harp, 1849. Of these— "Our country's voice is pleading," has come into common use. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Anderson, Maria Frances, née Hill, p. 67, i., is the daughter of Thomas F. Hill, of Exeter, England, and a Baptist. She published in 1853 Jessie Carey, and in 1861, The Baptists in Sweden.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Texts by Maria Frances (Hill) Anderson (3)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Der Du zum Heil erschienenMrs. M. F. Anderson (Author)German1
Our country's voice is pleadingMrs. Maris Frances Anderson, 1819— (Author)English131
Yes, she is gone, yet do not thouGeorge W. Anderson (Author)4
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