Samuel Miller Waring (1792-1827)

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Apparently Anglican
Hymn #5.
S. M. Waring was born at Alton, Hampshire in March 1792 as son of Jeremiah Waring. He was the uncle of Anna Laetitia Waring who was written about in the previous article. His hymns appeared in his publication “Sacred Melodies” in 1826. Included in that collection is Hymn #5 of the Little Flock. He died at Bath on September 19, 1827 at the age of 35. How elevating to our souls to rise and sing, as led by the Spirit, those precious words based on Revelation 1:55And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (Revelation 1:5)!
“Unto Him that loved us—gave us
Every pledge that love could give,
Freely shed His blood to save us,
Gave His life that we might live,
Be the kingdom, and dominion,
And the glory evermore!”