April 28, 1839, Barking, Essex, Eng­land.

January 5, 1915, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Tooting, Surrey, Eng­land.


Son of Thomas Charlesworth of Barking and nephew of Joseph W. Charlesworth, Vicar of Heacham, Norfolk, Charlesworth was educated at Homerton College. He served as co-pastor (with Newman Hall) of Surrey Chapel (1864–69), headmaster of Charles Spurgeon’s Stockwell Orphanage (1869–1915), and a Ministering Elder of Spurgeon’s Metropolitan Tabernacle. His works include:

  1. As the Eastern Hills Are Glowing
  2. As You Gather Round the Family Board
  3. Blessed Jesus, Lord and Master
  4. Come, Brethren, Let Us Sing
  5. Come to Jesus, He Invites You
  6. Day of the Lord Is at Hand, The
  7. Heart to Heart by Love United
  8. How Blest in Jesus’ Name to Meet
  9. I’ve Nothing to Bring Thee, Jesus
  10. Our Lamps Are Gone Out
  11. Shelter in the Time of Storm, A
  12. Sweetest Fellowship We Know
  13. There Is a Land as Yet Unknown
  14. ’Tis a Blessed Thing While We Live to Sing
  15. When Far from Thee, and Heirs of Woe
  16. Ye Servants of Jesus, Go Forth