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:
- The Life of Rowland Hill, 1876
- Flowers and Fruits of Sacred Song and Evangelistic Hymns, with J. Manton Smith (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1877)
- As the Eastern Hills Are Glowing
- As You Gather Round the Family Board
- Blessed Jesus, Lord and Master
- Come, Brethren, Let Us Sing
- Come to Jesus, He Invites You
- Day of the Lord Is at Hand, The
- Heart to Heart by Love United
- How Blest in Jesus’ Name to Meet
- I’ve Nothing to Bring Thee, Jesus
- Our Lamps Are Gone Out
- Shelter in the Time of Storm, A
- Sweetest Fellowship We Know
- There Is a Land as Yet Unknown
- ’Tis a Blessed Thing While We Live to Sing
- When Far from Thee, and Heirs of Woe
- Ye Servants of Jesus, Go Forth