Caroline Maria Noel

NOEL, Caroline Maria. b. Teston, Kent, 10 April 1817; d. Marylebone, London, 7 December 1877. She was the daughter of a Church of England clergyman. She wrote her first hymn at the age of 17. She suffered from ill-health for much of her life, but wrote a number of hymns which were published in The Name of Jesus, and other Verses for the Sick and Lonely (1861, enlarged edition, 1870). Some of them were written for the public services of the church, but the majority were for private meditation or for the sick room. One of her hymns for public use is ‘At the name of Jesus’*, a vigorous hymn that has become universally known. The title of the volume refers to a poem entitled ‘The Name of...

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