Hearn, Marianne, was born at Farningham, Kent, England, December 17, 1834; and died at Barmouth March 16, 1909. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was on the editorial staff of the religious periodical called the Christian World, and was also editor of the Sunday School Times (of England). She wrote under the nom de plume of |Marianne Farningham.| She published volumes titled: Lays and Lyrics of the Blessed Life, 1861; Poems, 1865; Morning and Evening Hymns for the Week, 1870; Song of Sunshine, 1878; and Harvest Gleanings and Gathered Fragments, 1903. She is most widely known as the author of a popular hymn sung by Mr. Ira D. Sankey, titled |Waiting and Watching for Me.| At her death she was one of the most greatly beloved and honored women in the Baptist Church in England.
We hope in thee, O Lord 328