Indelible Grace Hymnbook

Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander

Born: Ear­ly Ap­ril 1818, Red­cross, Coun­ty Wick­low, Ire­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 12, 1895, Lon­don­der­ry, North­ern Ire­land.

Buried: Ci­ty Cem­e­te­ry, Lon­don­der­ry, North­ern Ire­land.

Alexander’s hus­band was Will­iam Alex­an­der, bi­shop of Der­ry and Ra­phoe, and lat­er the An­gli­can pri­mate for Ire­land. Ce­cil and her sis­ter found­ed a school for the deaf, and she set up the Girls’ Friend­ly So­ci­e­ty in Lon­don­der­ry. Ce­cil Al­ex­and­er wrote about 400 hymns in her life­time. Her works in­clude:

Verses from the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, 1846
Hymns for Lit­tle Child­ren, 1848
Narrative Hymns for Vill­age Schools, 1853
Poems on Sub­jects in the Old Test­a­ment, 1854 & 1857
Hymns De­scrip­tive and De­vo­tion­al, 1858
The Le­gend of the Gold­en Pray­er, 1859

Source: The Cyber Hymnal