Cecil Francis Alexander
 

 

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Cecil Frances Alexander 1818-1895

Born in Dublin. She was a hymn writer whose works include Verses for Holy Seasons and Hymns for Little Children, which was reprinted 69 times before the end of the 19th century. Her most famous hymns are All Things Bright and Beautiful, There is a Green Hill Far Away and Once in Royal Davidís City. She was married to Bishop William Alexander who became Archbishop of Armagh and Protestant Primate of Ireland in 1896. She is buried in Derry.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book