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 >
Now one day's journey less divides. Charlotte Elliott. [Evening.] 1st published in her brother's Psalms & Hymns, 2nd thousand, 1836-7, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, as an Evening Hymn. In 1839 Miss Elliott rewrote the original stanzas, added four thereto, and included the 10 stanzas as the hymn for Tuesday evening in her Hymns for a Week, which were published in 1842. This full text is given in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872. The 1836-7 stanzas are i., ii., iv., v., vi., x., and the 1839 stanzas, iii., vii., viii., ix. No. 437 in the Presbyterian Selection of Hymns, Philadelphia, 1861, is from this revised text, but slightly altered.