Crewdson, Jane, née Fox, daughter of George Fox, of Perraw, Cornwall, was born at Perraw, October, 1809; married to Thomas Crewdson, of Manchester, 1836; and died at Summerlands, near Manchester, Sept. 14, 1863. During a long illness Mrs. Crewdson composed her works published as:—
(1) Lays of the Reformation, 1860. (2) A Little While, and Other Poems (posthumous), 1864. (3) The Singer of Eisenach, n.d.; and (4) Aunt Jane's Verses for Children, 1851. 2nd ed. 1855, 3rd 1871.
From these works nearly a dozen of her hymns have come into common use. The best known are, "O for the peace which floweth as a river," and "There is no sorrow, Lord, too light." In addition to these and others which are annotated under their respective first line… Go to person page >
O for the peace which floweth as a river. Jane Crewdson, née Fox. [Hoping and Trusting to the end.] Published in her posthumous work, A Little While, and Other Poems, 1864, as the opening hymn of the volume, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is found in full or in part in a large number of hymn books in Great Britain and America, and is much esteemed as a hymn for private use.