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O Holy Savior, Friend Unseen by Charlotte Elliot

O holy Savior, Friend unseen, The faint, the weak on Thee may lean, Help me, throughout life’s varying scene, By faith to cling to Thee. Blessed with this fellowship divine, Take what Thou wilt, I’ll ne’er repine; E’en as the … Continue reading

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My God, Is Any Hour So Sweet by Charlotte Elliot

My God, is any hour so sweet From blush of morn to evening star, As that which calls me to Thy feet— The hour of prayer? Blest is that tranquil hour of morn, And blest that hour of solemn eve, … Continue reading

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Christian! Seek Not Yet Repose by Charlotte Elliot

Christian! seek not yet repose, Hear thy guardian angel say; Thou art in the midst of foes; “Watch and pray.” Principalities and powers, Mustering their unseen array, Wait for thy unguarded hours; “Watch and pray.” Gird thy heavenly armor on, … Continue reading

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AN INVALID WHO BLESSED THE WORLD (Charlotte Elliott)

“Just as I am” will doubtlessly be sung to the end of time, and as often as Christians sing it they will praise God and bless the memory of the woman who wrote it—Charlotte Elliott. This hymn will have a … Continue reading

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Why should I fear to die? by Charlotte Elliot

Why should I fear to die? In that sweet home above Are gathering all my family, And all the friends I love; Heavenward I look, and breathe the prayer. Soon, soon their happiness to share. Surely ’tis time to die … Continue reading

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The Widowed Heart by Charlotte Elliot

For thee, poor widowed heart, In vain sweet spring returns ; The charm of vernal songs and flowers, The joys reviving nature showers. Touch not the heart that mourns ; Or touch it so, As wakes fresh woe For one … Continue reading

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Onward and Upward by Charlotte Elliot

My soul followeth hard after Thee.”— Psa/m Ixiii 8. I LOOK to Thee ! I hope in Thee ! I glory in Thy name ! I make Thy righteousness my plea, Thou all-atoning Lamb ! Methinks e’en death yfiW welcome … Continue reading

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The Bridegroom Cometh by Charlotte Elliot

‘Blessed is he whom the Lord, when He Cometh, shall find watching,’ Thou for whom we look, now aid me Still to watch, and trim my light ! Thou in white robes hast arrayed me, I must watch to keep … Continue reading

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The Comforter by Charlotte Elliot

Spirit of truth, of power, of love. Who mak’st the contrite heart Thy seat. The Father’s promise from above, Blest Paraclete ! The gift by Christ sent down from heaven To cheer His flock, then tempest-tost, The abundant compensation given … Continue reading

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Biographical Sketch of Charlotte Elliot

CHARLOTTE Elliott, the gifted writer of the well-known Hymn ” Just as I am,” was bom 18th March, 1789;, and died September 22nd, 1871. She was the third daughter of the late Charles Elliott, Esq., of Clapham and Brighton. During … Continue reading

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