|Short Name:||Barbara Woollett|
|Full Name:||Woollett, Barbara, 1937-|
Born on 30 January 1937 in Southampton, where she has lived ever since.
Educated at Sholing Secondary School for Girls; married David Woollett, an engineer; they have three children and six grandchildren.
She has been a full-time housewife and mother, a volunteer ward assistant in a large city hospital, and a mature student for a GCSE in Drama, as well as being active in a local amateur dramatic group.
She is a member of the Jubilate Group. She has written several hymn texts, Psalm versions and other verses.
Publications featuring her work include Church Family Worship (1988); Come, Rejoice (1989); Songs from the Psalms (1990); Psalms for Today (1990) which has four of her paraphrases; "Let's Praise" 2 (1994); "Sing Glory" (1999); and "Praise!" (2000).
Appearing in several books are her versions of Psalm 13, "How long, O Lord, will your forget an answer to my prayer"; and Psalm 84, "How lovely is your dwelling-place, O Lord most high". Among North American hymnals, The Worshiping Church (1990) has three of her texts and Worship and Rejoice (2001) has two, all of these from the Psalms.