Alexander, Cecil Frances, daughter of Maj.
John Humphreys, was born in Ireland in
1823. In 1850 she married the Rt. Rev.
William Alexander, Bishop of Derry. She
wrote "The Burial of Moses," and was the
author of several books of poetry. Among
them were: Verses for Holy Seasons, 1846;
Hymns for Little Children, 1848; Hymns
Descriptive and Devotional, 1858; and The
Legend of the Golden Prayers, 1859. She
was the author of many hymns, several of
which have been widely used, as, for example,
"There is a green hill far away." She
died at Londonderry October 12, 1895.
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