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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 . 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.