|Short Name:||Matilda Edwards|
|Full Name:||Edwards, Matilda Barbara Betham, 1836-1919|
Born: March 4, 1836, Westerfield (near Ipswich), England.
Died: January 4, 1919, Hastings, Sussex, England.
[Matilda Betham Edwards (1836-1919)]
Daughter of Edward Edwards, and cousin of Egyptologist Amelia B. Edwards, Matilda was educated in Ipswich and Peckham, and traveled extensively, especially in Germany and France. Her works include:
The White House by the Sea, 1857
Dr. Jacob, 1864
Lord of the Harvest, 1899
Edwards, Matilda Barbara Betham (Betham-Edwards), daughter of Edward Edwards, and cousin of Amelia B. Edwards, the Egyptologist, was born at Westerfield, near Ipswich, March 4, 1836. Miss Edwards is well known as the author of Kitty, The Sylvesters, and other stories. Her Poems were published in 1885. Her hymn for Children's Services, "God make my life a little light," in the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887, first appeared in Good Words, 1873, p. 393, together with another hymn for children, "The little birds now seek their rest" (Evening). Several of her religious pieces have passed into devotional and other works.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
|Texts by Matilda Edwards (7)||As||Instances|
|God make [made] my life a little light within the world||Matilda Edwards (Author)||79|
|God make my life a little light Within the world to glow||Matilda B. Betham-Edwards, 1836-1919 (Author)||3|
|Like him whilst friend and lovers slept||M. Betham Edwards (Author)||3|
|Like him whilst friend and lovers slept Have we not all heart-broken crept||M. Betham Edwards (Author)||2|
|The little birds now seek their nest||Matilda Edwards (Author)||2|
|There's many a lovely picture||Matilda Edwards (Author)||5|
|We are marching to the kingdom||Matilda Edwards (Author)||7|