Ear­ly April 1818, Red­cross, Coun­ty Wick­low, Ire­land.

Oc­to­ber 12, 1895, Lon­don­der­ry, North­ern Ire­land.

Der­ry City Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don­der­ry, North­ern Ire­land.


Alexander was the wife of 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. She wrote about 400 hymns in her lifetime. Her works in­clude:

  1. All Things Bright and Beau­ti­ful
  2. Angels Stand Around Thy Throne, The
  3. Burial of Mo­ses, The
  4. Christ Has As­cend­ed Up Again
  5. Dear Lord, This Thy Ser­vant’s Day
  6. Do No Sin­ful Action
  7. Eternal Gates Lift Up Their Heads, The
  8. Every Morn­ing the Red Sun
  9. For All Thy Saints, a No­ble Throng
  10. Forgive Them, O My Fa­ther
  11. Forsaken Once, and Thrice De­nied
  12. From Out the Cloud of Am­ber Light
  13. He Is Com­ing, He Is Com­ing
  14. He Is Ris­en
  15. His Are the Thou­sand Spark­ling Rills
  16. How Good Is the Al­migh­ty God
  17. In Na­za­reth in Old­en Times
  18. In the Rich Man’s Gar­den
  19. It Was Ear­ly in the Morn­ing
  20. Jesus Calls Us
  21. O Love Most Pa­tient, Give Me Grace
  22. Once in Beth­le­hem of Ju­dah
  23. Once in Roy­al Da­vid’s Ci­ty
  24. Once in the Town of Beth­le­hem
  25. Pain and Toil Are Ov­er Now
  26. Roseate Hues of Ear­ly Dawn, The
  27. Saints of God Are Ho­ly Men, The
  28. Saw You Ne­ver, in the Twi­light?
  29. So Be It, Lord; the Pray­ers Are Prayed
  30. Souls in Hea­then Dark­ness Ly­ing
  31. Spirit of God, That Moved of Old
  32. St. Pat­rick’s Breast­plate
  33. Still Bright and Blue Doth Jor­dan Flow
  34. There Is a Green Hill Far Away
  35. There Is One Way
  36. Up in Hea­ven
  37. We Are but Li­ttle Child­ren Weak
  38. We Are Lit­tle Chris­tian Child­ren
  39. We Were Washed in Ho­ly Wa­ter
  40. When Christ Came Down on Earth of Old
  41. When of Old the Jew­ish Mo­thers
  42. When Wound­ed Sore the Strick­en Heart
  43. Within the Church­yard, Side by Side