Charlotte Alington Pye Barnard

Charlotte Alington is considered to be one of the foremost composers of ballad music of the 19th century. She was born on December 23, 1830 in London, daughter to Henry Alington Pye and Charlotte Yerburgh. She used the pseudonym Claribel under which she wrote several beautiful songs. In the year 1854 she married Charles Barnard. They first lived in The Firs in Westgate and later in London. Charlotte died on January 30, 1869 in Brocklesbury, only 38 years old, of typhus fever.

We can find the Divine Name in one of her ballads.



Music piece: Trust and Praise


Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
O my soul, Jehovah praise;
I will sing the glorious praises
Of my God through all my days

Put no confidence in princes,
Nor for help on man depend;
He shall die, to dust returning,
And his purposes shall end.

Happy is the man that chooses
Israel's God to be his aid;
He is blest whose hope of blessing
On the Lord his God is stayed.

Heav'n and earth the Lord created,
Seas and all that they contain;
He delivers from oppression,
Righteousness He will maintain.

Food He daily gives the hungry,
Sets the mourning pris'ner free,
Raises those bowed down with anguish,
Makes the sightless eyes to see.

Well Jehovah loves the righteous,
And the stranger He befriends,
Helps the fatherless and widow,
Judgment on the wicked sends.

Over all God reigns forever,
Through all ages He is King;
Unto Him, thy God, O Zion,
Joyful hallelujahs sing.


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