Elizabeth Mills

Short Name: Elizabeth Mills
Full Name: Mills, Elizabeth, 1805-1829
Birth Year: 1805
Death Year: 1829

Mills, Elizabeth, née King, daughter of Philip King, was born at Stoke Newington in 1805; married to Thomas Mills, M.P., and died at Finsbury Place, London, April 21, 1829. Her popular hymn:—

We speak of the realms of the blest. [Heaven] is thus annotated in Miller's Singers and Songs, &c, 1869, p. 483: "We are much indebted to John Remington Mills, Esq., M.P. for information about this hymn, written by his accomplished relative. The original has 6 st. and was composed after reading ‘Bridges on the 119th Psalm' (on ver. 44, p. 116), ‘We speak of heaven, but oh! to be there.' . . . Already deservedly a favourite, new interest will be added to this hymn when we know that the authoress was early called to ‘the realms of the blest,' of which she sang so sweetly, and that she wrote this hymn a few weeks before her death." The text of this hymn is usually given in an imperfect form. The corrections are supplied by W. F. Stevenson in his Hymns for Church and Home, 1873, "Children's Hymns," No. 151, and the note thereon. Few children's hymns have been received with more favour. It is found in almost every hymn-book published for Children in Great Britain and America during the last fifty years. In some collections it begins, "We sing of the land of the blest"; and in others,"We talk of the land of the blest,"

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by Elizabeth Mills (15)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Contemplamos del mundo dichosoElizabeth Mills (Author)Spanish2
Early, my God, without delayElizabeth K. Mills (Author)English1
I've read of a world of beautyMrs. Elizabeth Mills (Author)English1
O Hvilens land jeg sukker forElizabeth K. Mills (Author)2
We'll work till Jesus comesMrs. Elizabeth Mills (Author)1
O land of rest, for thee I sighElizabeth K. Mills (Author)English459
Vi tala om sällhetens landElizabeth K. Mills (Author)Swedish3
Vi taler om Kanaans landElizabeth Mills (Author)Norwegian2
We sing of the land of the blest, A country so bright and so fairElizabeth K. Mills (Author)English3
We speak of the realms of the blestElizabeth K. Mills (Author)English254
We speak of the realms far beyondElizabeth K. Mills (Author)2
We talk of the realms of the blestElizabeth K. Mills (Author)English2
Wir reden vom Land sel'ger Ruh'Elizabeth Mills (Author)German1
Wir rühmen vom himmlischen LandeElizabeth Mills (Author)German2
Wir zieh'n nach dem verheiß'nen LandElizabeth K. Mills (Author)German1

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