Hymn Story: In Heavenly Love Abiding

“In heavenly love abiding” is based on the fifteenth chapter of John’s gospel.

Anna Laetitia Waring wrote the hymn, which explores heavenly love.

Anna Waring was born in Wales in 1823, to a Quaker family. She would later join the Church of England.  Many of her poems and hymns were published and very popular. Her love of writing seems to come from her family, since both her father and uncle were also published authors. She died in 1910.

Many feel “In heavenly love abiding” is one of her best, because it is so heartfelt.

She wrote the song in 1850, at the age of 27.

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