See how the mounting sun

See how the mounting sun. Elizabeth Scott* (1708–1776). Elizabeth Scott’s most widely sung hymn, ‘A Morning Hymn’, appears in the manuscript collection, Hymns and Poems by Elizabeth Scott*. In a modern numbering of those 90 hymns and poems, this hymn is indexed as H31. A transcription of H31 showing Scott’s heading, spelling (some of which are idiosyncratic), punctuation, and capitalizations follows below. Possibly H31 was included in Scott’s collection as early as 1740, as this date appears in her letter to her father that accompanied some of her hymns. Probably its first publication was in John Ash* and Caleb Evans*’s A Collection of Hymns adapted for Public Worship (Bristol, 1769; see...

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