Elliott, Emily Elizabeth Steele
b Brighton, Sussex 1836, d Hove, Sussex (or Islington?) 1897. Niece of Charlotte E (see above) and daughter of a vicar whose sermons dwelt much on prophecy. In 1866 she issued a small collection of hymns for her home church of St Mark Brighton. She wrote other sacred verse, supported the Mildmay Park Mission in London and for 6 years edited The Church Missionary Junior Instructor. Her hymns were published in Chimes of Consecration and their Echoes (70 hymns, 1873), Chimes for Daily Service (another 71 in 1880) and other books designed for use in hospitals and infirmaries. A section of 48 hymns from the 1880 book was issued as a cheap large-print volume called Under the Pillow. Of her 3 hymns in the 1899 Church Missionary Hymn Book, two are for use by missionaries (‘pray for us…remember us…praise for us…praise with us’ etc, and ‘we have heard…our lives we yield…we stand enrolled’); the 3rd repeats the refrain, ‘What will it be when the King comes?’. No.400.