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 Rundle, 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 . She was affiliated with the Anglican Church, and died at Hampstead, London, in 1896.

Texts by Elizabeth Rundle Charles (52)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A hymn of glory let us gratefully raiseElizabeth R. Charles (Author)2
A hymn of glory let us gratefully sing, New hymnsElizabeth R. Charles (Author)2
A hymn of glory let us sing; New hymns throughout the world shall ring (Charles)Elizabeth R. Charles (Translator (st. 1-2))English27
A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth, The guilt of all men bearingElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)English1
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
Awake, ye saints, awake, And hail this sacred dayElizabeth Scott (1708-1776) (Author (Verse 3))English1
Be not dismayed, thou little flockElizabeth Rundle Charles (Translator (stanzas 1-3))English10
Christ, my Lord, I come to bless theeE. Charles (Author)3
Come and rejoice with meElizabeth R. Charles, 1828 - 1896 (Author)9
Dieu tout-puissant, mes chants disent ta gloireElizabeth Rundle Charles (1828-1896) (Author)French2
Dost thou in a manger lieElizabeth R. Charles (Translator (from Latin))English10
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?E. Rundle-Charles (Author)English33
Jesus, my eternal trustElizabeth Charles (Translator (attributed to))5
Lift your voice rejoicing, MaryElizabeth Rundle Charles (1828-1896) (Translator)4
Lo the day of Christ's appearingElizabeth Rundle 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)2
Look to Jesus till revivingE. R. Charles (Author)2
Master, where abidest thouElizabeth R. Charles (Author)2
Never further than thy crossElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)English45
No gospel like this feastElizabeth R. Charles (Author)5
O mighty joy to all our raceElizabeth Rundle Charles (Translator)2
O thou who though with veiled faceElizabeth R. Charles (Author)2
Praise ye the Father, for his loving kindnessElizabeth Rundle Charles, 1828-1896 (Author)79
Salem is shouting with her childrenElizabeth R. Charles (Author)1
See the King desired for agesElizabeth R. Charles (Author)3
Smile praises, O sky, soft breathe them, O airElizabeth R. Charles (Author)2
The child is born in BethlehemElizabeth R. Charles (Translator)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)9
The pathways of the land are little changedMrs. Rundle Charles (Author)2
The Royal Banners forward goElizabeth Charles (Translator (st. 3))English1
The supper of the Lamb to shareElizabeth R. Charles (Author)3
This is the very day of GodElizabeth R. Charles (Author)2
Thou art the Way, All ways are thorny mazes without TheeElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)2
Thou bounteous Giver of the lightElizabeth R. Charles (Translator)1
To thee, O God, be praisesElizabeth R. Charles (Author)1
Tossed with rough winds, and faint with fearElizabeth Charles (Author)13
True, the heart grows rich in givingElizabeth Charles (Author)9
What, what is tried in the fires of God?Elizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)English2
When scorn, and hate, and bitter envious prideElizabeth Rundle Charles (Author)English2
Where hast been toiling all day, sweetheartElizabeth R. Charles (Author)2
Will das Oel im Krug versiegen?Mrs. E. R. Charles (Author)German2

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