Clouds and darkness round about thee

Author: Charlotte Elliott

Elliott, Charlotte, daughter of Charles Elliott, of Clapham and Brighton, and granddaughter of the Rev. H. Venn, of Huddersfield, was born March 18, 1789. The first 32 years of her life were spent mostly at Clapham. In 1823 she removed to Brighton, and died there Sept. 22, 1871. To her acquaintance with Dr. C. Malan, of Geneva, is attributed much of the deep spiritual-mindedness which is so prominent in her hymns. Though weak and feeble in body, she possessed a strong imagination, and a well-cultured and intellectual mind. Her love of poetry and music was great, and is reflected in her verse. Her hymns number about 150, a large percentage of which are in common use. The finest and most widely known of these are, "Just as I am” and "My God… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Clouds and darkness round about thee
Author: Charlotte Elliott
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
Page Scan

Chapel Melodies #44

Page Scan

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #453

Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d42

Songs for the New Life #d76

Page Scan

The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H306

Page Scan

The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #392d

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d134

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us