Luke, Jemima Thompson, the wife of Rev.
Samuel Luke, an Independent minister of
England, was the daughter of Thomas
Thompson, a philanthropist, and was born
at Colebrook Terrace, Islington, August 19,
1813. When only thirteen years of age she
began writing for the Juvenile Magazine.
She published a volume titled The Female
Jesuit in 1851 and A Memoir of Eliza Ann
Harris, of Clifton, in 1859, but her name
is known to the Christian world almost
wholly through the one hymn found in this
volume. Mrs. Luke died February 2, 1906.
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