We love Thee, Lord, yet not alone

Author: Julia Anne Elliott

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 >

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First Line: We love Thee, Lord, yet not alone
Author: Julia Anne Elliott
Copyright: Public Domain


We love Thee, Lord! yet not alone. Julia A. Elliott, née Marshall. [Love for Christ.] This appeared in her husband's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, in 6 stanzas of 4 double lines. Although not separately numbered as such, it is really a hymn in two parts, Pt. ii. beginning with st. iv., "We love Thee, Lord! because when we, &c." It has passed into a few collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



ST. MATTHEW was published in the Supplement to the New Version of Psalms by Dr. Brady and Mr. Tate (1708), where it was set to Psalm 33 and noted as a new tune. The editor of the Supplement, William Croft (PHH 149), may be the composer of ST. MATTHEW. One of the longer British psalm tunes, it has a…

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