Pyper, Mary, daughter of a soldier, was born at Greenock May 25, 1795. Although earning her living as a needlewoman, and dwelling in comparative poverty, she wrote some pleasing pieces of sacred verse, which were collected and published as Select Pieces in 1847. She died May 25. 1870. One of her hymns, from her Select Pieces, 1847, p. 23, "We shall see Him, in our nature" (Heaven Anticipated), is in common use.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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