Indelible Grace Hymnbook

Elizabeth Cecelia Douglas Clephane

Born: June 18, 1830, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 19, 1869, Bridg­end House, near Mel­rose, Rox­burgh­shire, Scot­land.

Buried: St. Cuth­bert’s, Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land.

Elizabeth was the third daugh­ter of An­drew Cle­phane, Sher­iff of Fife and Kin­ross. She lived most of her life in Me­lrose, Scot­land, about 30 miles south­east of Ed­in­burgh. She spent most of her mon­ey on char­it­a­ble caus­es, and was known lo­cal­ly as The Sun­beam. Clephane’s hymns ap­peared post­hu­mous­ly, al­most all for the first time, in the Fam­i­ly Trea­sury (1872), un­der the gen­er­al ti­tle of Breath­ings on the Border.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal