August 9, 1812, Holywood, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

September 29, 1878, Isle of Wight.


Daughter of John Leslie, Bishop of Elphin and Kilmore, Emma married Rev. Nicholas Toke, Godington, Ashford, Kent, in 1837. Her early hymns were written in 1851, at the request of a friend who was collecting for the Committee of the [Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge]. She contributed another series of hymns to the Sunday School Liturgy…and Hymn Book, arranged by the Rev. R. Judd, B.A., Incumbent of St. Mary’s, Halifax (Halifax: F. King, 1870).

  1. Glory to Thee, O Lord
  2. Jesu! by Whose Almighty Grace
  3. Joyful Day at Last Is Come, The
  4. Lord God, the Strength and Stay of All
  5. Lord of All Power and Might
  6. Lord of Light and Life
  7. Lord, of Thy Mercy, Hear Our Cry
  8. O Father, Whom in Truth to Know
  9. O God of Comfort, Thou Alone
  10. O God of Mercy, Chill and Dark
  11. O God, the Strength and Stay of All
  12. O God, upon This Solemn Day
  13. O Lord, in All Our Trials Here
  14. O Lord, Thou Knowest All the Snares
  15. O Thou, to Whose All Seeing Eye
  16. O Thou, Who Didst Through Heavens
  17. O Thou, Who Didst with Love Untold
  18. This Is the Day When Jesus Christ
  19. Thou Art Gone Up on High
  20. Upon This Sad and Solemn Day
  21. We Bless Thee, Lord, for That Clear Light

Toke’s burial place