Miss Amelia Matilda Hull (Circa 1825-1884 or Beyond)

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Hymn Appendix #49.
How often one has sung that precious gospel hymn -
“There is life in a look at the crucified One,
There is life at this moment for thee.
Then look, sinner, look unto Him and be saved—
Unto Him Who was nailed to the tree.”
This carries one back to the 1913 era at Sunday School in Brooklyn at the Gospel Truth Hall in my neighborhood where the gathered saints had a gospel and Sunday school work going on. Often this was sung in Sunday school and at the evening gospel meetings.
This hymn was written by Miss Amelia M. Hull who was born at Marpool Hall, Exmouth, England. She was the daughter of William Thomas Hull. She published several collections of hymns and contributed 22 to “Pleasant Hymns for Boys and Girls” published by Miss H. W. Soltau. These include “And is it true as I am told?” and “Life in a look” (1860). This last hymn shows indeed where Miss Hull had put her faith and on Whom she rested for salvation—she could write: “We are healed by His stripes, Wouldst thou add to the word?”
The date of her death is not available, but there was a publication by her as late as 1884. She is now with Him Who was “nailed to the tree” for her.