|Short Name:||Marianne Farningham|
|Full Name:||Farningham, Marianne, 1834-1909|
Pseudonym, real name Marianne Hearn.
Hearn, Marianne, known to the public only by her nom deplume of Marianne Farningham, was born at Farningham, in Kent, Dec. 17, 1834. She resided for short periods at Bristol and Gravesend, and since 1865 at Northampton. Miss Farningham is a member of the Baptist denomination. Her literary work has been done chiefly in connection with the Christian World newspaper, on the staff of which she has been from its first publication. She is also editor of the Sunday School Times. Most of her contributions to the Christian World have been republished in book form, and include:—
(1) Lays and Lyrics of the Blessed Life, 1861. (2) Poems, 1865. (3) Morning and Evening Hymns for the Week, 1870. (4) Songs of Sunshine, 1878.
From these works the following hymns have passed into common use:—
1. Father Who givest us now the New Year. Old and New Year. From her Songs of Sunshine, 1878.
2. Hail the children's festal day. Sunday School Anniversaries. Appeared in the Sunday School Times, 1875.
3. Let the children come, Christ said. Christ's invitation of children. In G. Barrett's Book of Praise for Children, 1881. It was written in 1877.
4. When mysterious whispers are floating about. Death anticipated. Appeared in the Christian World, in the Autumn of 1864; and again in her work, Poems, 1865. In I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, it is entitled "Waiting and Watching for me" (the refrain of each stanza), and is altered to "When my final farewell lo the world I have said." This is the most popular of Miss Hearn's hymns. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology
Hearn, Marianne [Farningham], pp. 502, ii.; 1587, ii. Miss Hearn published in 1903 Harvest Gleanings and Gathered Fragments. Other hymns by her in common use include:—
1. Anywhere with Jesus. [Follow Christ] In her Lays and Lyrics, 1860, p. 163.
2. Christ, we children sing to Thee. [Praise to Jesus.] Written for C. Bonners Garland of New Sunday School Music, 1881 (1886, No. 2).
3. He smiled as He stretched out Hit hand in glad welcome. [God's Call.] In the Baptist Junior Hymnal, 1906, No. 175.
4. Just as I am, Thine own to be. [Follow Christ.] Contributed to the Voice of Praise, 1887, No. 348. Suggested by Miss Elliott's better-known hymn.
5. Little feet are passing. [The Way to Heaven.] In her Poems, 1866, p. 271.
6. Sing, for the world rejoiceth. [Spring.] Contributed to the Voice of Praise, 1887, No. 470.
We may note that "Father! abide with us," p. 365, ii., is by her, from Lays and Lyrics, 1860, p. 143. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Texts by Marianne Farningham (24)||As||Instances|
|Anywhere with Jesus says the Christian heart||Marianne Farmingham (Author)||2|
|Father most merciful! Glad in the dawning||Marianne Farningham (Author)||1|
|Glad was the morn||M. Farningham (Author)||2|
|Hail the children's festal day||Marianne Farningham (Author)||2|
|He smiled as he stretched out his hand [arms]||Marianne Farningham (Author)||1|
|Ho reapers of life's harvest||M. Farningham (Author)||3|
|In the glad morning of my day||Marianne Farningham (Author)||1|
|Just as I am, thine own to be||Marianne Farningham (Author)||157|
|Just as I am, young, strong and free||Marianne Farningham (Author)||4|
|Let the children come, Christ said||Marianne Farningham (Author)||6|
|Little feet are passing||Marianne Farningham (Author)||2|
|My Father's house has many rooms||Marianne Farningham (Author)||2|
|Naar mit sidate Farvel jeg til Verden har sagt||Marianne Farningham (Author)||2|
|Rejoice in the Lord, there is light||Marianne Farningham (Author)||1|
|Sing, for the world rejoices||Marianne Farningham (Author)||3|
|The day is God's blessing||Marianne Farningham (Author)||3|
|The earth awakes with starts||M. Farningham (Author)||2|
|They lived and they were useful, this we know||Marianne Farningham (Author)||2|
|Though the tempest rages, and the day is past||Marianne Farningham (Author)||4|
|Thy will is to bring the summer||Marianne Farningham (Author)||2|
|We hope in thee, O God! The day wears on to night||Marianne Farningham (Author)||4|
|We thank thee, Lord, for all the joy||Marianne Farningham (Author)||2|
|When my final farewell to the world I have said||Marianne Farningham (Author)||9|
|When mysterious whispers are floating about||Marianne Farningham (Author)||1|