Eliza H. Hamilton

Eliza H. Hamilton. Nothing seems to be known about this author. She published Hymns for the Weary at some time before 1878. In that year the Sixth Edition, which is the only one known to be extant, was published in Edinburgh and London. In it is found her best known hymn, ‘Jesus, my Lord, to Thee I cry ('O take me as I am')*, and a hymn that was better known in Britain than in the USA, ‘My Saviour, Thou hast offered rest’*.  Taylor (1989, p. 312) is careful to distance himself from the idea that Elizabeth, the widow of the famous Alexander Hamilton, was the author (see Hymnary.org). Against the birth and death dates he has written ‘?’, and adds: ‘No information about the author is...

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