Votes, Mrs . A long correspondence has failed to elicit any information concerning this hymn-writer beyond the facts that the earliest work in which her hymns are found is a Selection of Missionary and Devotional Hymns, edited by the Rev. J. Griffin, a Congregational minister at Portsea, and published in 1797. Several of these were repeated in J. Dobell's New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns, &c, 1806. There are also 7 of her hymns, all with the signature "Mrs. Vokes," in W. B. Collyer's Collection, 1812. Of her hymns the following, all published in 1797, are still in common use:—
1. Behold the expected time draws near. Missions.
2. Behold the heathen waits to know. Missions. This begins with st. iii. of No. 1.
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