Born: Au­gust 31, 1827, Long Is­land, New York.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 22, 1915, High­land Falls, New York.

Buried: Unit­ed States Mil­i­ta­ry Acad­e­my, West Point, New York. On her grave­stone is the se­cond verse of her hymn We Would See Je­sus.

Pseudonym: Amy Lo­throp.

Anna’s fa­ther was Hen­ry War­ner, a wealthy New York C­ity law­yer. When he lost most of his for­tune in the 1837 de­press­ion, the fam­i­ly was forced to move to their sum­mer home (Good Craig) on Con­sti­tu­tion Island in the Hud­son Riv­er. It was then that Anna and her sis­ter Su­san be­gan writ­ing to earn mon­ey. They al­so con­duct­ed Bi­ble class­es for ca­dets at the near­by Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my at West Point. In mem­o­ry of her, the Acad­e­my’s Con­sti­tu­tion Is­land Asso­ci­a­tion man­ag­es the War­ner’s is­land prop­er­ty as an his­tor­ic site. An­na’s works in­clude:



  1. Jesus Loves Me
  2. O Little Child, Lie Still and Sleep
  3. One More Day’s Work for Je­sus
  4. We Would See Je­sus
  5. World Looks Very Beau­ti­ful, The