1861 - 1918 Author of "His Sufficient Grace" in Tabernacle Hymns Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"
Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on January 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Habershon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published.
Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the German language. She wrote her first English language hymns in 1901, while ill. In 1905, Charles M. Alexander and Ruben A. Torrey toured the UK, and Alexander asked Habershon to write hymns for use during this evangelistic tour. Habershon ultimately sent Alexander over 200 hymns.
Works by Ada R. Habershon
Types in the Old Testament, 1898
Vorbilder: Christus im alten Testament, 1899
The Study of the Types (London: Morgan & Scott, 1898)
The Study of the Parables (London: Nisbet, 1904)
The Bible and the British Museum (London: Morgan & Scott, 1904)
The Priests and Levites, a Type of the Church; a Bible Study, 1908
A Sevenfold Method of Studying the Epistles to the Seven Churches, 1914
Hidden Pictures: Or, How the New Testament is Concealed in the Old Testament (London: Flemming H. Revell Company, 1916)
The Day of Atonement in Its Prophetic Aspect, 1916
A Gatherer of Fresh Spoil; an Autobiography and Memoir, 1918
I Am a Prayer and Other Poems, 1918
Israel’s Exodus: Past and Future, 1918
Outline Study of the Tabernacle
The Victorian Handbook of Types
Study of the Miracles
Ada R. Habershon