Burman, Ellen Elizabeth, p. 1591, ii., born at Stratford-on-Avon, July 11, 1837, and died at Bristol, March 16, 1861. Her Poetical Remains, with brief Memoir, were published by the Rev. W. Bruce in 1862. Her hymn, "Teach me to live," is included in this work.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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Teach me to live! 'tis easier far to die. [Consecration of Self to Christ.] This is given in the 1872 edition of Snepp's Songs of Grace and Glory, as from a "Dublin Leaflet, 1860." In the Musical edition of 1880 he gives the writer's name as "Ellen Elizabeth Burman, 1860."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)