|Short Name:||Charlotte Elliott|
|Full Name:||Elliott, Charlotte, 1789-1871|
Elliott, Charlotte, daughter of Charles Elliott, of Clapham and Brighton, and granddaughter of the Rev. H. Venn, of Huddersfield, was born March 18, 1789. The first 32 years of her life were spent mostly at Clapham. In 1823 she removed to Brighton, and died there Sept. 22, 1871. To her acquaintance with Dr. C. Malan, of Geneva, is attributed much of the deep spiritual-mindedness which is so prominent in her hymns. Though weak and feeble in body, she possessed a strong imagination, and a well-cultured and intellectual mind. Her love of poetry and music was great, and is reflected in her verse. Her hymns number about 150, a large percentage of which are in common use. The finest and most widely known of these are, "Just as I am” and "My God, my Father, while I stray." Her verse is characterized by tenderness of feeling, plaintive simplicity, deep devotion, and perfect rhythm. For those in sickness and sorrow she has sung as few others have done. Her hymns appeared in her brother's Psalms & Hymns and elsewhere as follows:—
(1) Psalms and Hymns for Public, Private, and Social Worship; selected by the Rev. H. V. Elliott, &c., 1835-48. In this Selection her signature is "C. E." (2) The Christian Remembrancer Pocket Book. This was originally edited by Miss Kiernan, of Dublin. Miss Elliott undertook the editorship in 1834. (3) The Invalid's Hymn Book. This was originally compiled by Miss Kiernan, but before publication was re-arranged by Miss Elliott, who also added 23 hymns in the first edition., 1834. These were increased in the following edition to the sixth in 1854, when her contributions amounted to 112. From that date no change was made in the work. (4) Hours of Sorrow Cheered and Comforted; or, Thoughts in Verse, 1836. (5) Morning and Evening Hymns for a Week, printed privately in 1839 for sale for a benevolent institution in Brighton, and published in 1842. (6) Thoughts in Verse on Sacred Subjects, 1869.
Miss Elliott's Poems were published, with a Memoir by her sister, Mrs. Babington, in 1873, and an additional volume of Leaves from her unpublished Journals and Poems, also appeared in 1870.
In addition to her more important hymns, which are annotated under their respective first lines, there are in common use:—
i. From The Invalid's Hymn-book, 1834-1841:—
1. Clouds and darkness round about thee. (1841.) Resignation.
2. Not willingly dost Thou afflict [reject]. (1841.) Divine Chastisement.
3. O God, may I look up to Thee. (1841.) Teach us to Pray.
4. This is enough; although 'twere sweet. (1834.) On being debarred from Divine Worship.
5. With tearful eyes I look around. (1841.) The Invitation "Come Unto Me."
ii. From H. V. Elliott's Psalms & Hymns, 1835-1839:—
6. Glorious was that primal light. Christmas.
7. Hail, holy day, most blest, most dear. Easter.
8. My only Saviour, when I feel. Jesus His people's Rest.
9. Now let our heavenly plants and flowers. Monday Morning.
10. The Sabbath-day has reached its close. Sunday Evening.
iii. From Miss Elliott's Hours of Sorrow, 1836:—
11. Father, when Thy child is dying. Prayer for a Departing Spirit.
12. Leaning on Thee, my Guide, my Friend. Death Anticipated.
13. My God, is any hour so sweet? The Hour of Prayer.
14. O faint and feeble-hearted. Resignation enforced.
15. There is a holy sacrifice. The Contrite Heart.
iv. From her Hymns for a Week, 1839:—
16. Guard well thy lips; none, none can know. Thursday Morning.
17. There is a spot of consecrated ground. Pt. i.
18. This is the mount where Christ's disciples see. Pt. ii. Monday Evening.
19. This is the day to tune with care. Saturday Morning.
v. From Thoughts in Verse on Sacred Subjects, 1869:—
20. As the new moons of old were given. On a Birthday.
21. I need no other plea. Pt. i.
22. I need no prayers to saints. Pt. ii. Christ, All in All.
23. Jesus, my Saviour, look on me. Christ, All in All.
Several of the earlier of these hymns were repeated in the later works, and are thus sometimes attributed to the wrong work. [Rev. James Davidson, B.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Elliott, Charlotte, p. 328, i. Other hymns are:—
1. O how I long to reach my home. Heaven desired. From the Invalid's Hymn Book, 1834.
2. The dawn approaches, golden streaks. Second Advent. From Thoughts in Verse, &c, 1869.
Of her hymns noted on p. 328, Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, and 13, all appeared in the 1st edition of Elliott's Psalms & Hymns, 1835.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Elliott, Charlotte, pp. 328, i.; 1561, ii. Further research enables us to give amended dates to some of her hymns as follows:—
1. With tearful eyes I look around (No. 5). This is in the 1835 Appendix to The Invalid's Hymn Book.
2. My only Saviour, when I feel (No. 8). Also in the 1835 Appendix.
3. Father, when Thy child is dying (No. 11). In the 1833 Appendix.
4. I want that adorning divine, p. 559, i. In the Christian Remembrancer 1848, p. 22.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Texts by Charlotte Elliott (98)||As||Authority Languages||Instances|
|أبي إلهي إن أنا||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Arabic||1|
|كما أنا آتي إلى||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Arabic||1|
|كما أنا لا حق لي||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Arabic||1|
|كما أنا وليس لي عذر لديك||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Arabic||1|
|Küshtu si jam, pa ndonj’ kürkes’||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Albanian||2|
|And is there nothing to be done||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Art thou acquainted, O my soul||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||1|
|Blessed Spirit, thou who deignest||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Castoyac man napnot' babac||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Tagalog||2|
|Christian, seek not yet repose||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||141|
|Clouds and darkness round about thee||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||4|
|എനിക്കായ് ചിന്തി നിന് രക്തം (Enikkāy cinti nin raktaṁ)||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Malayalam||2|
|Ever patient, gentle [loving], meek||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||10|
|Father, when thy child is dying||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||3|
|Gird thy heavenly armor on||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||11|
|Glad tidings of Immanuel's birth||C. E. (Author)||1|
|Go, and in tears kneel||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|God of my life, Thy boundless grace||Charlotte Elliott (1789-1871) (Author)||English||27|
|God of peace and consolation||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Grad wie ich bin, nichts rühme ich||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||German||2|
|Guard well thy lips; none, none can know||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||3|
|Hail holy day, most blest, most dear||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||1|
|Heaven's arches rang when the angels sang||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|How shall the young secure their hearts||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||1|
|I cannot always trace the way, Where Thou, Almighty One, dost move||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||5|
|I heard the voice of love divine||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||4|
|I need no other plea||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||5|
|I take my pilgrim staff anew||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||9|
|I want that adorning divine||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||9|
|I will approach thee||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||4|
|Ich kam zum Heiland, blind und blos||C. Elliott (Author)||German||2|
|If e'er I seem to tread alone||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Immortal spirit, awake, arise||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|In Christ I have believed||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||1|
|Is anything too hard for God||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||7|
|Jesus, my Lord, to thee I cry||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||1|
|Jesus, my Savior, look on me||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||45|
|Jesus, my Savior, to Bethlehem came, Born in a manger to sorrow and shame||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||5|
|Just as I am, and waiting not||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||8|
|Just as I am, thou wilt receive||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Just as I am, without one plea||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||1502|
|Just som jeg er, ei med et straa||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Norwegian||3|
|Just some jeg er, da jeg blot har||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Lead me blessed, Savior, lead me, closely hold||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Leaning on Thee, my Guide and Friend||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||26|
|Let me be with Thee where Thou art||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||52|
|Lord, I to thee commit my way||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||1|
|Lord, no hour is half so sweet||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||4|
|Lord, thou hast made thyself to me||Charlotte Elliott (Author (v. 1))||1|
|Miré con ansia al derredor||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Spanish||5|
|My God, is any hour so sweet||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||256|
|My God, my Father, while I stray||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||426|
|My only Savior, when I feel||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||8|
|Now one day's journey less divides||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||3|
|Nunca, Dios mío, cesará mi labio||Charlotte Elliott, 1789-1871 (Author)||Spanish||1|
|O faint and feeble hearted||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||5|
|O Father, hear us while we sing||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||4|
|O God, may I look up to thee||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|O heaven abode of saints||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||1|
|O heiland unsichtbarer freund||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|O Holy Savior, Friend unseen, Since on Thine arm Thou bidd'st me lean||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||259|
|O Savior, hear us while we sing||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|O Thou, the contrite sinners' Friend||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||87|
|Perdido fui al buen Jesús||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Spanish||2|
|Pilgrim, seek not yet repose||Charlotte Elliot (1789-1871) (Author)||2|
|Prepare me O my God to stand before thy face||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Savior, though my rebellious will||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||3|
|Show me thy will, Lord, every day||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Sickness is a school severe||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|So wie ich bin, arm und unrein, Vertrauend auf||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||7|
|So wie ich bin, komm' isch zu dir||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||3|
|So wie ich bin, mein Recht und Brief ist||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|So wie ich bin, nichts bringe ich||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||German||1|
|So wie ich bin, ohn' alle Zier||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||German||8|
|So wie ich bin, so muß es sein||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||German||12|
|So wie ich bin, voll Suend' und Schuld||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Tal como soy de pecador||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Spanish||23|
|Tal como soy sin más decir||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Spanish||4|
|Tal como soy, sin una sola excusa||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Spanish||3|
|Tal qual estou, ó meu Senhor||Charlotte Elliot (Author (st. 2, 3, 4))||Portuguese||2|
|Tel que je suis, pecheur rebelle||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Tel que je suis, sans rien à moi||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||French||2|
|The Sabbath day has reached its close||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||13|
|There is a holy sacrifice||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||15|
|There is a spot of consecrated ground||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||12|
|Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||5|
|Thou glorious Sun of Righteousness||C. Elliott (Author)||English||9|
|Thou, who for sinners once was [wast] slain||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||12|
|Tseto'eevėhestato nenȧho'ohtsevatsė||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Cheyenne||2|
|Ua hewa au, ua nele no||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Hawaiian||3|
|Unto him whose name is holy||Charlotte Elliott, 1789-1871 (Author)||3|
|We thank Thee, Lord, For all the garnered riches we have stored||Charlotte E. Elliott (Author)||1|
|When human hopes all wither||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||17|
|When waves of trouble round me swell||C. Elliott (Author)||English||43|
|When waves on waves to heaven upreared||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||2|
|Wie ich bin, komm ich zu Dir||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||German||3|
|With tearful eyes I look around||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||English||194|
|照我本相，無善足稱 (Zhào wǒ běn xiàng, wú shàn zú chēng)||Charlotte Elliott (Author)||Chinese||2|