Erik Routley

Standard Name: Routley, Erik


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Literary responses Charlotte Elliott
The hymn was immediately popular, and was a great comfort to Dora Wordsworth in her final illness. CE received and preserved over a thousand letters thanking her for having written it.
Wells, Amos R. A Treasure of Hymns. Books for Libraries Press.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Erik Routley in...
Literary responses Charlotte Elliott
Shortly after CE 's death, the New York Evangelist claimed that writing Just as I am was a higher honour than to have worn a crown,
“The Late Charlotte Elliott”. New York Evangelist, Vol.
, No. 42, p. 2.
46.42 (16 November 1871): 2
and Theron Brown and...
Author summary Charlotte Elliott
CE was a prolific author in the mid nineteenth century of religious lyrics, many of them hymns, which circulated in periodicals, annuals, and collections. Her enduring reputation rests on the hymn Just as I am—without...


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Routley, Erik. Hymns and Human Life. John Murray, 1959.