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 >
Sad and weary were our way. Julia A. Elliott. [Sunday Evening.] This cento is composed of Mrs. Elliott's "Hail, thou bright and sacred morn", and her hymn, "Soon, too soon the sweet repose," which appeared in her husband's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, in 2 stanzas of 6 1ines. The cento, in this form of 3 stanzas, is in the Oberlin (Ohio) Manual of Praise, 1880.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)