Unto him whose name is holy

Unto him whose name is holy

Author: Charlotte Elliott
Published in 2 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: Unto him whose name is holy
Author: Charlotte Elliott
Copyright: Public Domain


Unto Him Whose Name is holy. Emily E. S. Elliott. [Praise to Christ.] Written for the German chorale, "Warum sollt ich mich denn grämen," and contributed to the Additional Hymns, issued in 1866 by her father for use in St. Mark's Church, Brighton, as No. 34, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines, and reprinted in her Chimes for Daily Service, 1880, p. 101. St. i., ii., v., are included as No. 266 in the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873, and as No. 80 in the Psalmist, 1878, in both cases ascribed to Charlotte Elliott in error. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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