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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Critical and Biographical Essay by Alfred H. Miles

Elizabeth Charles (1827–1896)

ELIZABETH CHARLES, daughter of John Rundle, M.P. was born at Tavistock, Devonshire, in 1827. She was the author of several widely popular works for the young, including “The Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family” and “The Diary of Kitty Trevylyan.” She wrote and translated a number of hymns, and published, in addition to the works mentioned above, “The Voice of Christian Life in Song; or, Hymns and Hymn-Writers of Many Lands and Ages” (1858), “The Three Wakings and other Poems” (1859), “Poems” (New York, 1867), “The Women of the Gospels,” etc. (1868), and “Songs Old and New” (1894). Among her most widely accepted hymns are “Age after age shall call thee blessed” and “Never further than Thy cross.” She died at Hampstead on the 28th of March, 1896.