Clara H. Scott

Clara H. Scott (December 3, 1841 – June 21, 1897), née Fiske, was an American composer, hymnwriter and publisher. She was the first woman to publish a volume of anthems, the Royal Anthem Book, in 1882. Scott was also well known for her hymn, Open My Eyes, That I May See, written in 1895. The hymn was inspired by Psalm 119, verse 18. She died in 1897 after being thrown from her carriage by a spooked horse.

A selection of her hymn texts and music can be found at [1].

Birth and Death Data: Born December 3rd, 1841 (Elk Grove Village), Died June 21st, 1897 (Dubuque)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-100968 10-in. 8/14/1936 Open your eyes that you may see Joe Emerson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio composer, lyricist  


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