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
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|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, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116558.
Elliott, Charlotte. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 10, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116558.
"Elliott, Charlotte." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 10 December 2022.
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