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Cecil Frances Alexander

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See all the words and music at. The welfare of children was deeply important to her. Augustine's Holiday and other Poems. She issued Verses for Holy Seasons 1846 , The Lord of the Forest and His Vassals 1847 — a children's — and Hymns for Little Children 1848. Some of her hymns, e. Now, that's an interesting theme! You'll find other general reference at ,. Thanks again for the time you spent posting these.

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Biography of Mrs. Cecil Frances Alexander, 1823

cecil f alexander

Melody is Gal­i­lee Jude , composed by Will­iam H. Tyrone, Ireland, was born in the year 1823. Which of these hymns have you sung before? Alexander did not exercise the same restraint. I bind unto myself today The strong name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same The Three in One and One in Three. Her husband also wrote several books of poetry, of which the best known is St. Words were penned by Ce­cil F.

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate

cecil f alexander

A posthumous collection of her poems was published in 1896 by William Alexander, titled Poems of the late Mrs Alexander. By the 1840s she was already known as a hymn writer and her compositions were soon included in Church of Ireland hymnbooks. I love the theme of this song, Christ coming again in His power and glory! I guess I must have missed this the first time around. Her particular goal was to bring religious knowledge to children. Kavanagh, Voices in Ireland , 1994.


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There is a green hill far away

cecil f alexander

Alexander’s longer poems, becomes tedious before it concludes. Her religious work was strongly influenced by her contacts with the Oxford Movement and in particular with John Keble, who edited one of her anthologies. They continue to be well-accepted, as nine of her works were contained in both the 1960 and the 1987 editions of the Hymnal. It al­ways made her think of Cal­va­ry, and it came to mind as she wrote this hymn. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. Money from her first publications had helped build the Diocesan Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, which was founded in in 1846.

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Cecil Frances Alexander

cecil f alexander

Words penned by Ce­cil F. Alexander was of a humble disposition and disliked praise and flattery. This blog is dedicated to sharing my love of Jane Austen, period costume dramas, classic literature and everything old-fashioned. ’ Poems on Subjects in the Old Testament. Here is one verse from her rendering of the hymn: Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. This is one of my family's favorite Christmas carols! Alexander's hymns and poems number nearly 400. References Justin McCarthy , gen.


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Old

cecil f alexander

As he was listening to their anxieties, he heard singing from a room above his consulting room. Alexander would eventually write over 400 hymns and many poems. Wicklow, collaborated on tracts, published separately and then brought together; Lady Harriet died of consumption; issued Verses for Holy Seasons 1846 The Lord of the Forest and his Vassals 1847 , allegory for children; Hymns for Little Children 1848 ; influenced in religion by the Oxford movement; met Miss Hook and her brother Dr. A year later, the English organist Henry John Gauntlett discovered the poem and set it to music. Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, who became Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland.

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Old

cecil f alexander

This is high praise indeed, but the poem bids fair to become a classic. In her mind it was on a hill like that that Jesus was crucified. Dickinson, dean of the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle. Ma­ny times, tra­vel­ing to town to shop, she had passed a small grassy mound, just out­side the old ci­ty wall of Der­ry, Ire­land. Which of these hymns are you not familiar with? Kavanagh, Voices in Ireland London: Murray 1994 ; Katie Donovan, A. .


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Cecil Frances Alexander

cecil f alexander

I hope you also enjoyed the photos of Irish church doors, I just love old doors! She was born in Dublin, the daughter of Major John Humphreys and Elizabeth née Reed. Over four hundred came from her busy pen. With all of my searching for Irish hymns yesterday I stumbled upon an Irish lady who wrote many hymns and poetry. Alexander was involved in charitable work for much of her life. The most extensive reference to Alexander and her work is reproduced below from a webpage of the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monoco. Though chiefly known as a writer of hymns for children, Mrs.

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