Charlotte Richardson

Short Name: Charlotte Richardson
Full Name: Richardson, Charlotte, 1775-1850?
Birth Year: 1775
Death Year (est.): 1850

Richardson, Charlotte, née Smith, an American, was born of poor parents in 1775. In 1802 she was married to a Mr. Richardson, who died two years after. In 1806 several of her poetical compositions were published as Poems written on Different Subjects. From this work the hymn "0 God, to Thee we raise our eyes" (Resignation) is taken. It is altered from a poem on the death of her husband. (Nutter's Hymn Studies, &c, 1884.)

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


Richardson, Charlotte, p. 1587, ii., was born at York in March, 1775, and d. there Sept. 26, 1825. The hymn, "O God, to Thee we raise our eyes," is in her Poems, York, 1806, p. 68, and is sts. vii.-x., altered, from a piece entitled, "After the death of my dear husband, 1804." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

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

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