Chant, Laura Ormiston, née Dibdin, daughter of F. W. Dibdin, O.E., was bom at Woolastone, Gloucestershire, in 1848, was for some time Sister of the Sophia Wards of the London Hospital, and married to Thomas Chant, M.R.C.S., of Bridgewater, in 1877. Of Mrs. Chant's hymns, these are in common use:—
1. Beyond the far horizon. [Heaven.] Written at the request of Stopford A. Brooke for his Christian Hymns, 1891. It is also printed as a leaflet in 5 stanzas of 8 lines.
2. Light of the world, faint were our weary feet. [Christ the Light of the World.] Written in June, 1901, at the request of the Rev. S. Collier, Superintendent of the Central Wesleyan Mission in Manchester. As the hymn is regarded by many as an imitation of C… Go to person page >