• “Jesus, who so often says “Whoever loves Me…” “Do you love Me?” is concerned about our LOVE! He is concerned about a special kind of love…He who has loved us so much wants to possess us completely, with everything we are and have. Jesus gave Himself wholly and completely for us. Now His love is yearning for us to surrender ourselves and everything that we are to Him, so that He can really be our “first love” – Basilea Schlink

Annie S. Hawks (1836-1918)

Born: May 28, 1836, Hoo­sick, New York.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 3, 1918, Benn­ing­ton, Ver­mont.

Buried: Hoo­sick Rur­al Cem­e­tery, Hoo­sick, New York.

Hawks’ po­ems first be­gan ap­pear­ing in news­pa­pers when she was 14 years old. She mar­ried Charles H. Hawks in 1857. They lived in Brook­lyn, New York, and at­tend­ed the Han­son Place Bap­tist Church, where Rob­ert Low­ry was pas­tor. When her hus­band died in 1888, she moved to Ben­ning­ton, Ver­mont to live with her daugh­ter and son-in-law (W. E. Put­nam). She wrote 400 hymns in her life, most­ly for use in Sun­day schools.

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