No­vem­ber 19, 1834, Ches­hunt, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.

De­cem­ber 28, 1925, Groom­bridge Nurs­ing Home, Worth­ing, Sus­sex, Eng­land.

Son of a Lon­don mer­chant and ar­tist, Fran­cis be­longed to the Ply­mouth Breth­ren con­gre­ga­tion in Lon­don, and served as an op­en air preach­er.

He pub­lished a num­ber of hymns in re­li­gious news­pa­pers and per­i­o­di­cals. His hymns and po­ems ap­peared in The Life of Faith and oth­er pa­pers and per­i­o­di­cals.

His works in­clude:

  1. Blessed, Blessed Je­sus
  2. Gracious Sav­ior, Grant Thy Word
  3. Hallelujah! Hal­le­lu­jah!
  4. Home, Home of Light and Glo­ry
  5. I Am Wait­ing for the Dawn­ing
  6. Jesus, We Re­mem­ber Thee
  7. O Child of Sor­row, Wea­ry, Dis­tressed
  8. O Jesus, How Great Is Thy Mer­cy
  9. O the Deep, Deep Love of Je­sus
  10. Pearly Gates Are Open, The
  11. Safe to Land, No Sha­dows Dark­en
  12. We Are Pil­grims Far from Our Fa­ther­land

Fran­cis’ bur­i­al place