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 >
On the dewy breath of even. Julia Ann Elliott, née Marshall. [Evening.] First published in her husband's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, anonymously, and subsequently with the signature " I. A. E." in the Index. In modern collections it is usually found, as in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, and the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, where stanzas i.-iii. are unaltered from Mrs. Elliott, stanza v. from the same altered, and stanza iv. by another hand. In some hymn-books this hymn is attributed to Miss Charlotte Elliott, but in error.
Display Title: On The Dewy Breath Of EvenFirst Line: On the dewy breath of evenTune Title: CRAWFORDAuthor: Julia A. ElliottMeter: 87.87.87Source: First published anonymously in her husband's Psalms and Hymns (1835), it was acknowledged in the 1839 Third Thousand by the addition of her initials in the index