|Short Name:||S. A. Collins|
|Full Name:||Collins, S. A., Mrs., 1830-|
Collins, S. A., the wife of an American Baptist Minister, is the author of several hymns and temperance songs, including "Jesus, gracious One, calleth now to thee" (Invitation), in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos. No. 2, 1881.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Collins, S. A., p. 243, ii. Mrs. Collins was born at Middleborough, Massachusetts, May 22, 1830; and married in 1850 to the Rev. S. A. Collins, a Baptist minister, who died in 1877. Burrage notices three of her hymns: (1) "Jesus, gracious One, calleth now to thee" (Invitation), which has passed into I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, (2) “O God, the prayer of Thy beloved son“ (Prevailing prayer) and (3) “Resting, my Saviour, and waiting for Thee” (Heaven Anticipated.) (Baptist Hymn Writers, 1888, p. 445.)
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)