Frances Bevan

Short Name: Frances Bevan
Full Name: Bevan, Frances, 1827-1909
Birth Year: 1827
Death Year: 1909

Bevan, Emma Frances, née Shuttleworth, daughter of the Rev. Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Warden of New Coll., Oxford, afterwards Bishop of Chichester, was born at Oxford, Sept. 25, 1827, and was married to Mr. R. C. L. Bevan, of the Lombard Street banking firm, in 1856.

Mrs. Bevan published in 1858 a series of translations from the German as Songs of Eternal Life (Lond., Hamilton, Adams, & Co.), in a volume which, from its unusual size and comparative costliness, has received less attention than it deserves, for the trs. are decidedly above the average in merit. A number have come into common use, but almost always without her name, the best known being those noted under “O Gott, O Geist, O Licht dea Lebens," and "Jedes Herz will etwas li ben." Most of these are annotated throughout this Dictionary under their authors' names, or German first lines. That at p. 630, "O past are the fast-days,—the Feast-day, the Feast-day is come," is a translation through the German from the Persian of Dschellaleddin Rumi 1207-1273. Mrs. Bevan also published Songs of Praise for Christian Pilgrims (London, Hamilton, Adams, 1859), the translations in which are also annotated throughout this Dictionary as far as possible.

[Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Emma Frances Bevan (1827–1909) was a British translator and poet. She was the daughter of Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth, Bishop of Chichester. She was the second wife of the banker, Robert Cooper Lee Bevan, with whom she had nine children:

Texts by Frances Bevan (101)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
哦,在榮耀裏的基督 (Ó, zài róngyào lǐ de jīdū)Emma F. Bevan (Author)Chinese2
يا جنود الحق ذودواEmma F. Bevan (Author)Arabic1
Al que en busca de la luzEmma F. Bevan (Translator (English))Spanish4
All alone in the evening greyEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
All fair within those Children of the lightEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
All hail! O glorious Son of GodFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
All the world lay still and silent in the morning greyEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
All within are love and gladnessEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
As the bridegroom to his chosenEmma Frances Bevan (1827-1909) (Paraphaser)6
Behold, My bride, how fair My mouth, Mine eyesEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Come forth in the fields and the gardensEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Dark lay the plain, a tangled wildernessEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Dew abundant from the depths divineEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Everywhere, everywhere, A tale is told to meEmma Frances Bevan (Author)English2
For God so loved the world that scorned himFrances Bevan (Author)2
God in heaven hath a treasureFrances Bevan (Author)English4
God made birds that flyFrances Bevan (Author)2
God made the sun to give me lightEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
God makes the sun to shineFrances Bevan (Author)2
He laid him down upon the breast of GodFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
How pure the lily's petalsFrances Bevan (Author)2
I bring unto Thy grace a seven-fold praiseFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
I go from grief and sighingFrances Bevan (Translator)English3
I have seen the face of JesusFrances Bevan (Author)English6
I know not the song of Thy praisesEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
I rejoice that I cannot but love HimFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
I woke, and the night was passingEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
If I had the eyes of HeavenFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
If the world were mine and all its storeFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
In faith we sing this song of thankfulnessFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
In the bosom of the FatherEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
In the distant land of famineFrances Bevan (Author)2
In the early, early morning, beyond the islands greenEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
In Thy tabernacle, Lord, I offerEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Is God for me? I fear not, though all against me riseEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
It is a wondrous and a lofty roadFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
It is summer all over the meadowsEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
It thus befell me on a dayFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
It was as if upon His breastFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Jerusalem! thou glorious City-heightEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Jesus is our Savior, He isFrances Bevan (Author)2
Jesus, Lord, in Whom the FatherEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Jesus und faar syndareFrances Bevan (Author)3
Lamb, Thy white-robed people feedingEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Like a little wandering lambFrances Bevan (Translator)2
Lo! a Hand amidst the darknessEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Long ago, in springs of oldEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Long ago, within a castleFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Lord Jesus, all my sin and guiltEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Many sorrows hard and bitterFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Midst the darkness, storm, and sorrowFrances Bevan (Author)English4
My fingers ten will helpFrances Bevan (Author)2
My soul hath found the steadfast groundMrs. Bevan (Translator)English3
Name of Jesus, highest nameMrs. Bevan (Transaltor)1
Not built with hands is that fair radiant chamberEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Now borne upon the still, the boundless deepFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
O Christ, in thee my soul hath foundEmma Frances Bevan (Author)English1
O, Felsenkluft, in Dir alleinFrances Bevan (Author)German1
O glad the wilderness for meFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
O Holy and mighty and marvellous WordFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
O Jesus Lord, most fair, most passing sweetFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
O Lord, I have loved the fair beautyEmma Frances Bevan (Author)English2
O Lord Jesus, high in HeavenFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Oh what can I do for my Lord? I am foolish, and small, and weakEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)2
Oh what will be the day when won at lastEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
On the Lamb my soul is restingMrs. Bevan (Translator)1
One place have I in heaven aboveEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Rise, ye children of salvationEmma Frances Bevan (b. 1827) (Translator)English14
Rest from longing and desireFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Rich, our God, art Thou in mercyFrances Bevan (Translator)English1
Saints amid this world are livingEmma Frances Bevan (Author)2
神在天上有一寶貝 (Shén zài tiānshàng yǒuyī bǎobèi)Frances Bevan (Author)Chinese2
Sing it ocer and over againFrances Bevan (Translator)English1
Sinners Jesus will receiveEmma Frances Bevan (Author)English136
Something every heart is lovingEmma Frances Bevan (Author)English11
Spirit of grace, thou Light of lifeEmma Frances Bevan (Author)2
Tale of tenderness unfathomedEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
The day is gone—my soul looks onEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
The mind saith to the soulFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
The mouth of the Lord hath spokenFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
The race of God’s anointed priestsFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
The sky is dreary and rainyEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
There is a Day of rest before theeFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Thou Breath from still eternityEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Thou glorious Lord! mine eyes at last unsealedEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Thou hast shone within this soul of mineEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Thou Life of my life, blessed JesusFrances Bevan (Translator)English3
Thou sweet, beloved will of GodEmma Frances Bevan (Author)English5
Thus speaks the Bride whose feet have trodFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Twixt God and thee but love shall beFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Up the chalky path we wanderEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
We are come unto Mount ZionEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Wearily my spirit sinkethFrances Bevan (Translator)English1
What dost thou bring me, O my Queen?Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
When flowers are red and gold and whiteEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
When mine eyes are dim with weepingFrances Bevan (Translator)English2
Who are like the lilies whiteEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Why dost Thou pass unheededEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Wilt Thou be the sinner’s servantEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Wilt thou, sinner, be converted?Frances Bevan (Translator)English2
Wondrous joy, thy joy, Lord JesusEmma Frances Bevan (Translator)English2

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