1804–1859
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March 13, 1804, Hopewell, Vir­gin­ia.

July 31, 1859, Sweet Springs, Vir­gin­ia.

Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey.

Brother to Jo­seph Al­ex­ander, James graduated from Prince­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1820.

Ordained in 1827, he served as pastor of the First Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Tren­ton, New Jer­sey (1829–32). He became Professor of Rhetoric at Prince­ton (1833); pastor of the Duane Street Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, New York (1844); Professor of Church History at Prince­ton (1849); and pastor of the 5th Avenue Pres­by­ter­i­an Church, New York (1851). His works in­clude:

  1. Come, Children, Thank the Lord
  2. Jesus’ Holy Cross and Dying
  3. Near the Cross Our Station Taking
  4. Near the Cross Was Mary Weeping
  5. When I See the Hanging, Bleeding
  6. When No Eye Its Pity Gave Us
  1. Go Forth, My Heart and Seek for Praise
  2. Great God! Thy Judgments Endless Right Disclose
  3. I Leave Thee Not, Thou Art My Jesus Ever
  4. Jesus, How Sweet Thy Memory Is
  5. Lord, How Shall I Be Meeting
  6. Now the Crucible Is Breaking
  7. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded