1839, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.

Clara was the daughter of Robert Hepworth, sometime Perpetual Curate of Treddington, Gloucestershire. In 1869, she married H. G. Thwaites, who (as of 1905) was Vicar of Limber Magna, Lincolnshire.

Her earliest poetical efforts were published in The Youth’s Magazine. Starting in 1880, she contributed extensively to the Sunday Magazine, The Girl’s Own Paper, Home Words, The Fireside, and other publications. Many of her hymns were written for the Church Missionary Gleaner. Her works include:

  1. Angels Unawares
  2. Gifts
  3. O World of Pride, Throw Open Wide
  4. Red Cross of Our Banner, The
  5. Se Pone el Fulgurante Sol (translation)
  6. Shepherds Their Watch Amid Their Flocks
  7. Sunset Burns Across the Sky, The
  8. Sword of the Lord and of Gideon, The