Arabella Katherine Hankey (January 12, 1834–May 9, 1911) was an English evangelist who is best known for being the author of a poem from which the hymns, Tell me the old, old story and I love to tell the story, were derived.
She was born in 1834, the daughter of a prosperous banker in London. Her family were devout Anglicans and members of the Clapham Sect. She was inspired by the Methodist revival of John Wesley and organised and taught in Sunday schools in London. She then did missionary work as a nurse in Africa, assisting her brother.
She recovered from the illness and lived to the age of 77, dying in 1911.