February 10, 1818, Warwick Lodge, Magherafelt, Ireland.

November 11, 1898, at the National Club, London, England.

Cheltenham Cemetery, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.


Charles was the son of Hen­ry Hum­phrey Bell.

He was educated at the Royal Academy, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land; the Royal School, Dun­gan­non; and Trinity College, Dub­lin (BA 1842, MA 1852, DD 1878).

After taking Holy Orders, he was successively Curate of Hamp­ton in Ar­den; St. Mary’s Chapel, Read­ing; and St. Mary-in-the-Castle, Has­tings (1846). He then served as Incumbent of St. John’s Cha­pel, Hamp­stead (1854); Vicar of Am­ble­side, Cum­bria (1861); with Ry­dal, 1872; and Rector of Chel­ten­ham (1872). In 1869, he was also as Honorary Ca­non of Car­lisle Cathedral. His works include:

  1. Another Sabbath Closes
  2. Be Near Us, Triune God, We Pray
  3. Be with Us, Gracious Lord, Today
  4. Christ Ascends with Songs Exultant
  5. Christ Has Risen! Let the Tidings
  6. Come, Gracious Savior, Manifest Thy Glory
  7. For Erin We Plead, God of Love
  8. From the Four Winds, O Living Breath
  9. Good Lord, the Valleys Laugh and Sing
  10. Great God, Thy People’s Dwelling Place
  11. He Giveth His Beloved Sleep
  12. Jesu, Our Bright and Morning Star
  13. Lord, at Thy Mercy-Seat We Bow
  14. O Fill Me with Thy Spirit, Gracious Lord
  15. O Jesu, Our Salvation
  16. O Lamb of God, Who Died Our Souls to Win
  17. O Savior Christ, Enthroned at God’s Right Hand
  18. On the Sad Night He Was Betrayed
  19. Redeem the Time, God Only Knows
  20. Rest in the Lord. Oh, Words of Love
  21. Shadows Lengthen, The
  22. To God the Lord, I Lift Mine Eyes
  23. With Grateful Heart and Voice We Raise