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Thou glorious Sun of Righteousness

Thou glorious Sun of Righteousness

Author: Charlotte Elliott
Tune: EDEN (Mason)
Published in 11 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: Thou glorious Sun of Righteousness
Author: Charlotte Elliott
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Thou glorious Sun of Righteousness. Charlotte Elliott. [Sunday Morning.] This hymn is in common use in two forms, and both are by Miss Elliott. The first form is in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, beginning as above, and appeared in the "Third Thousand" of H. V. Elliott's Psalms & Hymns, 1839, No. 291. This text is repeated in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, and others. The second form is that given in Miss Elliott's Morning and Evening Hymns for a Week, 1839, p. 3, in 11 stanzas of 4 lines. Of this form of the text stanzas i., ii. and xi. are the preceding hymn, the remaining stanzas being new. This form is repeated, sometimes abbreviated, in Brown-Borthwick's Select Hymns, &c., 1871; the Society for Promoting Church Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871; Snepp's Songs of Grace and Glory, 1872; Thring's Collection, 1882, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

A Church of England Hymn Book #68

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A Selection of Hymns #57

Cân a Mawl #3b

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #24

Christian Praise #d352

Church Hymns with Tunes #49

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College Hymnal #18

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Devotional hymns #149

Old and New Welsh and English Hymns #40b

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d636

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The Christian Hymnal #9

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