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Elizabeth Rundle Charles

Short Name: Elizabeth Rundle Charles
Full Name: Charles, Elizabeth Rundle, 1828-1896
Birth Year: 1828
Death Year: 1896

Charles, Elizabeth, née Rundle, is the author of numerous and very popular works intended to popularize the history of early Christian life in Great Britain; of Luther and his times; of Wesley and his work; the struggles of English civil wars; and kindred subjects as embodied in the Chronicles of the Schönherg-Cotta Family, the Diary of Kitty Trevelyan, &c, was born at Tavistock, Devonshire, Her father was John Bundle, M.P., and her husband, Andrew Paton Charles, Barrister-at-Law. Mrs. Charles has made some valuable contributions to hymnology, including original hymns and translations from the Latin and German. These were given in her:—
(1) The Voice of Christian Life in Song; or, Hymns and Hymn-writers of Many Lands and Ages, 1858; (2) The Three Wakings, and other Poems, 1859; and (3) The Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family; (4) Poems, New York, 1867. This has some additional pieces.
Her hymn on the Annunciation, "Age after age shall call thee [her] blessed," appeared in her Three Wakings, &c., 1859.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Charles, Elizabeth, née Rundle. Mrs. Charles has assumed the name of "Rundle-Charles," as given in the 1890 edition of the Hymnal Companion. Other hymns in common use are:—
1. Around a Table, not a tomb. Holy Communion. Dated Oct. 1862. In her Poems, 1868, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines.
2. Come, and rejoice with me. Joy in Christ. Some-times dated 1846. From her Three Wakings, 1859, p. 146, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Eureka."
3. Jesus, what once Thou wast. Jesus the Unchangeable One. In Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881.
4. Never further than Thy Cross. Passiontide. In The Family Treasury, Feb. 1860.
5. What marks the dawning of the Year? New Year. From her Three Wakings, 1859, p. 155.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Charles, Elizabeth, née Rundle, pp. 218, ii.; 1556, i. Mrs. Rundle-Charles was born Jan. 2, 1828, married in 1851, and died March 28, 1896. Her hymn, "The little birds fill all the air with their glee" (Thankfulness), was published in her Three Waitings, 1859, p. 165, as a "Song for an Infant School." It is found in The Sunday School Hymnary, 1905, and others. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Elizabeth Rundle Charles (2 January 1828 – 28 March 1896) was an English writer. She was born at Tavistock, Devon, the daughter of John Rundle, MP. Some of her youthful poems won the praise of Tennyson, who read them in manuscript. In 1851 she married Andrew Paton Charles. She was affiliated with the Anglican Church, and died at Hampstead, London, in 1896.

Texts by Elizabeth Rundle Charles (47)sort descendingAsInstances
A hymn of glory let us gratefully raiseElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
A hymn of glory let us gratefully sing, New hymnsElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
A hymn of glory let us sing; New hymns throughout the world shall ring (Charles)Elizabeth Rundle Charles (Translator (st. 1-2))27
A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth, The guilt of all men bearingElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)1
A star shines forth in heaven suddenlyElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
Ah hush now your mournful complainingsMrs. Charles (Translator)1
Another day of heavenly restMrs. Charles (Author)2
As the harp strings only renderMrs. Charles (Translator)1
Be not dismayed, thou little flockElizabeth Rundle Charles (Translator (stanzas 1-3))10
Christ, my Lord, I come to bless theeE. Charles (Author)3
Come and rejoice with meMrs. Charles (Author)9
Dieu tout-puissant, mes chants disent ta gloireElizabeth Rundle Charles (1828-1896) (Author)2
Dost thou in a manger lieElizabeth Charles (Translator)10
For us, the bitter cross he boreElizabeth R. Charles (Author)1
Hail, thou head, so bruised and woundedElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
In the Fount of life perennialMrs. Charles (Translator)1
Is thy burden hard and heavyElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)3
Is thy cruse almost exhaustedElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
Is thy cruse of comfort failing?Mrs. E. R. Charles (Author)29
Jesus, my eternal trustElizabeth Charles (Translator (attributed to))5
Lift your voice rejoicing, MaryElizabeth Rundle Charles, 1828-1896 (Author)4
Lo the day of Christ's appearingElizabeth Charles (Author)9
Lo the day of life approachethE. R. Charles (Translator)2
Lo the day the day of lifeElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)5
Lo the gates of death are brokenElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)1
Look to Jesus till revivingE. R. Charles (Author)2
Master, where abidest thouElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
Never further than thy crossElisabeth Rundle Charles (Author)45
No gospel like this feastElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)5
O mighty joy to all our raceMrs. Elizabeth Charles (Translator)2
O thou who though with veiled faceMrs. Charles (Translator)2
Praise ye the Father, for his loving kindnessElizabeth R. Charles (Author)76
Salem is shouting with her childrenElizabeth R. Charles (Author)1
See the King desired for agesElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)3
Smile praises, O sky, soft breathe them, O airMrs. Charles (Translator)2
The child is born in BethlehemElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
The little birds fill all the airElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)3
The morning kindles all the sky, the heavens resound with anthems highElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)8
The pathways of the land are little changedMrs. Rundle Charles (Author)2
The Royal Banners forward goElizabeth Charles (Translator (st. 3))1
The supper of the Lamb to shareElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)3
This is the very day of GodElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
To thee, O God, be praisesElizabeth R. Charles (Author)1
Tossed with rough winds, and faint with fearMrs. Andrew Paton Charles (Author)14
True, the heart grows rich in givingElizabeth Charles (Author)7
Where hast been toiling all day, sweetheartMrs. Charles (Author)2
Will das Oel im Krug versiegen?Mrs. E. R. Charles (Author)2

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