Born: March 18, 1789, Clap­ham, Sur­rey, Eng­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 22, 1871, Bright­on, East Suss­ex, Eng­land.

Buried: St. An­drew’s Church, Hove, Sus­sex, Eng­land.

Elliott be­came an in­val­id around age 30, and re­mained so for the rest of her life. About her phys­i­cal con­di­tion, El­li­ott wrote:

My Heavenly Father knows, and He alone, what it is, day af­ter day, and hour af­ter hour, to fight against bodily feelings of almost over­pow­er­ing weak­ness and lang­uor and ex­haust­ion, to re­solve, as He en­a­bles me to do, not to yield to the sloth­ful­ness, the de­press­ion, the ir­ri­ta­bil­i­ty, such as a bo­dy caus­es me to long to in­dulge, but to rise ev­ery morn­ing de­term­ined on tak­ing this for my mot­to, “If any man will come af­ter me, let him de­ny him­self, take up his cross dai­ly, and fol­low me.”

Elliott lived in Bright­on, En­gland, and for some 40 years, had an on­go­ing “spiritual” cor­res­pond­ence with Hen­ri Ma­lan. She wrote about 150 hymns, and her works in­clude:



  1. As the New Moons of Old Were Given
  2. Christ­ian! Seek Not Yet Repose
  3. Clouds and Darkness Round About Thee
  4. Dawn Approaches, Golden Streaks, The
  5. Father, When Thy Child Is Dying
  6. Glorious Was That Primal Light
  7. Guard Well Thy Lips
  8. Hail, Ho­ly Day, Most Blest, Most Dear
  9. I Need No Other Plea
  10. I Need No Pray­ers to Saints
  11. I Want That Adorning Divine
  12. Jesus, My Savior, Look on Me
  13. Just as I Am
  14. Leaning on Thee, My Guide, My Friend
  15. My God, Is Any Hour So Sweet
  16. My God and Father, While I Stray
  17. My Only Savior, When I Feel
  18. Not Willingly Dost Thou Afflict
  19. Now Let Our Heavenly Plants and Flowers
  20. O Faint and Feeble Hearted
  21. O God, May I Look Up to Thee
  22. O Ho­ly Savior, Friend Unseen
  23. O How I Long to Reach My Home
  24. O Thou, the Contrite Sinner’s Friend
  25. Sabbath Day Has Reached Its Close, The
  26. There Is a Ho­ly Sacrifice
  27. There Is a Spot of Consecrated Ground
  28. This Is Enough; Although ’Twere Sweet
  29. This Is the Day to Tune with Care
  30. This Is the Mount Where Christ’s Disciples See
  31. With Tearful Eyes I Look Around