Emma Frances Bevan

1827-1909. Hymnwriter. Daughter of P.N. Shuttleworth, the anti-Tractarian bishop of Chichester, Frances was a High Churchwoman until her marriage in 1856 to the Evangelical Anglican, R.C.L. Bevan. He was a banker and came of distinguished Quaker and Low Church stock. Soon afterwards she became associated with Open Brethren. From 1858 onward she published several collections of hymns, mainly paraphrases from the German. Although she ranged widely, she preferred the medieval mystics, the Pietists,* and Tersteegen* (see her Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and Others, 2 vols., 1894-97, rep. 1920). Her best- known, but not most characteristic, translation was “Sinners Jesus will receive,” from E. Neumeister. She wrote anonymously.