Amy Webb (1859–1944) was the hymn writer of the words for this Amy W. Beach (1867 – 1944) composition, which has been a standard in hymnals since its publication in 1916. Amy W. Beach composed over 150 works, but it is Amy Webb’s words that have become quite popular.
Amy was born in Missouri, and the lovely words for Amy W. Beach’s composition are from Amy Webb’s desire to express her own heart’s yearning.
Amy W. Beach composed a number of works over the years that were both performed by some of the finest pianists and published as piano pieces or songs. Amy has been likened to Amy Beach for Amy W. Beach’s contribution in Amy Webb’s words and Amy W. Beach’s composition talent to Amy Webb’s beloved hymn “Sweet Is The Work.”