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