In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >
Author: Marianne Nunn
Marianne Nunn United Kingdom 1778-1847. Born at Colchester, Essex, England, she lived a life of relative seclusion. She authored a few hymns and was interested in mission work. Her brother, John, a minister, published a song book “Psalms and hymns”,(containing her hymn noted below), eventually circulated. She also published a book, “The benevolent merchant”. In 1830 Joshua Leavitt included her hymn in his song book, “The Christian lyre”, which was later in America. She died unmarried.
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