Elliott, Julia Anne, née Marshall, daughter of Mr. John Marshall, of Hallsteads, Ullswater, was married to the Rev. H. V. Elliott (q.v.), in 1833, and died Nov. 3, 1841. Her hymns were contributed to her husband's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, anonymously, but in the Index to the "3rd thousand," 1839, her initials were added. These hymns are eleven in all, and concerning them, Miller has justly said (S. & Songs, p. 482), they
"show a most refined poetical taste, and a special faculty for appreciating and expressing, appropriately, phases of thought and feeling that are beautiful, and that might have escaped common observation."
Of these hymns the best known are, "Hail, thou bright and sacred morn," “On the dewy breath of even,” and "We lo… Go to person page >
Great Creator, Who this day. Julia Anne Elliott. [Sunday.] Contributed to her husband's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, in 3 stanzas of 6 lines. In the 1st edition it was given without signature, but in later editions her initials "I. A. E." were added. It is in common use in Great Britain and America. In Kennedy, 1863, the original is given with one slight change as No. 898; and also in a much altered form beginning, "Father, Who the light this day," as No. 1457.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)