Hussey, Jennie (Jenny) Evelyn
b Henniker, NH, USA 1874, d Concord, NH 1958. Began writing verse as a child of about 8, and continued as an adult to write poems, children’s stories, and over 150 hymns. A member of the Society of Friends, she spent most of her life on the family farm where 4 generations of her Quaker ancestors had lived and worked, including much time caring for an invalid sister. Towards the end of her life she asked to be baptized. Her closing years were made harder by crippling arthritis, and spent mainly in the Home for the Aged in Concord, New Hampshire. The refrain of her best-known hymn also features as a single-stanza song in CSSM/Scripture Union Choruses. No.432.