Coghill, Annie Louisa, daughter of Robert
Walker, was born in Kiddermore, England,
In 1836. In 1884 she was married to Harry
Coghill. "Work, for the night is coming,"
was written in 1854, which was before her
marriage and when she was only eighteen
years of age. She was then residing in
Canada, and the hymn was first printed in
a Canadian newspaper. The author's text
is found in her Oak and Maple, 1890. Her
occasional poems printed in various Canadian
newspapers were gathered together
and published in 1859 In a volume titled
Leaves from the Backwoods. In 1898 Mrs.
Coghill edited and published the Autobiography
and Letters of her cousin, Mrs. Oliphant.
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