Charlotte Elliott

Charlotte Elliott (18 March 1789 – 22 September 1871) was an English poet, hymn writer, and editor. She is best known by two hymns, "Just As I Am" and "Thy will be done".

Elliott edited Christian Remembrancer Pocket Book (1834–59) and The Invalid's Hymn book, 6th edition, 1854. To this latter collection, she contributed 112 hymns including "Just As I Am, without one plea", a hymn dated 1836, which was translated into almost every living language of the day. In spite of being raised in a Christian home, she reflected on her conflicts and doubts and was unsure of her relationship with Christ. So she penned her words of assurance about Jesus loving her "just as she was". William B. Bradbury composed music for her lyrics and published the song in 1849. The hymn was translated into many languages, with tens of thousands of people committing their lives to Christ during the playing of it. She also wrote "My God and Father while I stray", 1834, in the same collection. Elliott was the author of Hymns for a week, 1837, 40th thousand, 1871; Hours of Sorrow, 1836 and many later editions, Poems by C. E., 1863. An invalid for many years, her life was filled with deeds of beneficence. She shrank from everything ostentation, nearly all her books having been issued anonymously.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 18, 1789 (Brighton), Died September 22, 1871 (Brighton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 1769 7-in. 8/13/1897 Just as I am Steve Porter Male vocal solo author  
Berliner 01034 7-in. Feb. 1900 Just as I am J. J. Fisher Male vocal solo author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]719 7-in. 3/11/1901 Just as I am Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]719 10-in. 11/7/1901 Just as I am Choir [i.e., Lyric Trio] Mixed vocal trio, with organ author  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]3197 10-in. 3/11/1901 Just as I am Lyric Trio Mixed vocal trio author  
Victor B-1515 10-in. 6/24/1904 Just as I am Trinity Choir Chorus, with organ author  
Victor A-1515 7-in. 6/24/1904 Just as I am Trinity Choir Chorus, with organ author  
Victor B-31368 10-in. 12/5/1924 Just as I am Pine Grove U. B. Quartette Vocal quartet, with piano author  
Victor BVE-33934 10-in. 11/24/1925 Just as I am Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with pipe organ author  
Victor BVE-56740 10-in. 10/2/1929 Just as I am John Seagle ; Leonard Stokes Male vocal duet, with organ author  
Victor [Trial 1914-03-23-05] Not documented 3/23/1914 Just as I am Florence V. Rothstein Female vocal solo, with piano author  
Columbia 3181 10-in. ca. Jan.-June 1905 Just as I am Henry Burr Male vocal solo, with organ author  
Columbia 46390 10-in. 2/9/1916 Just as I am Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied author  
Columbia W140747 10-in. 7/3/1925 Just as I am Homer A. Rodeheaver Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Edison 6165 10-in. May 1918 Just as I am Arthur Middleton Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Elliott, Charlotte," accessed December 10, 2022,

Elliott, Charlotte. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 10, 2022, from

"Elliott, Charlotte." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 10 December 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier


Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license


Send the Editors a message about this record.