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Arise, and hail the sacred day
Elizabeth Scott was born in Norwich, England in 1707, the daughter of an Independent minister. In 1751 she married the Rev. Elisha Williams and moved with him to New Haven, Connecticut, where he was Rector of Yale College. Following his death she married the Hon. William Smith, a New York judge. Her carol, "Arise, and hail the sacred day," was widely sung on both sides of the Atlantic and is listed in William Hone's list of "Christmas Carols now annually Printed." The tune used in the USA seems to have been called "Marietta," although I have been unable to find a copy of it. The tune used here is called "Kedron," and was written by Handel.

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