Annie Hawks

Annie Sherwood Hawks was born on May 28, 1836, in Hoosick, NY. She died on January 3, 1918 and is buried in Hoosick. Annie Hawks was a poet and hymnist who wrote a number of hymns with her pastor, Robert Lowry. She married Charles Hawks.

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She met Robert Lowry while he was the pastor of the Hanson Place Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY. They collaborated on a number of hymns which he published. She wrote the lyrics, and Lowry composed the music.

Some of Annie’s most popular works included: “I Need Thee Every Hour”; “Thine, Most Gracious Lord”; “Why Weepest Thou? Who Seekest Thou?”; “Full and Free Salvation” and “My Soul Is Anchored”. All together she wrote the lyrics to at least 64 published hymns.

 

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