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Ada Ruth Habershon
Birth: Jan. 8, 1861
Marylebone
Greater London, England
Death: Feb. 1, 1918
Marylebone
Greater London, England

English Hymnist. She is probably best remembered for writing the lyrics to her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle be Unbroken." The daughter of a physician, she was brought up with a strong belief in Christianity. In the 1880s she was a member of the religious circle involving English Baptist reform preacher Charles Spurgeon and in 1884 she met American evangelist Dwight L. Moody and singer/hymn writer Ira D. Sankey while they were touring England. At their request, she visited the US, delivering a series of Bible lectures that were later published. She did not become a hymn writer until 1899, when she wrote several tunes in German. Two years later, she started writing hymns in English and was credited with authoring over 200 hymns. Her literary works include "Types in the Old Testament" (1898), "The Study of the Parables" (1904), "The Priests and Levites, a Type of Church; a Bible Study" (1908), "A Sevenfold Method of Studying the Epistles to the Seven Churches" (1914), "The Day of Atonement in its Prophetic Aspect" (1916), "A Gatherer of Fresh Spoil; an Autobiography and Memoir" (1918), "I Am a Prayer and Other Poems" (1918), and "Israel's Exodus: Past and Future" (1918). Her other notable hymn lyrics include "He will Hold Me Fast" (1906), "Are You Ready for the Coming" (1907), "No Other Story" (1907), and "Meet Me in the Homeland" (1909). She died at the age of 57. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Osborne Habershon (1817 - 1880)
  Grace Habershon (1812 - 1880)
 
 Sibling:
  Samuel Herbert Habershon (1858 - 1915)*
  Ada Ruth Habershon (1861 - 1918)
 
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Burial:
Hampstead Cemetery
Hampstead
London Borough of Camden
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Nov 28, 2013
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Will the circle be unbroken, By and by, Lord, by and by, There's a better home a-waiting, In the sky, Lord, in the sky.
- Linda Davis
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