Cecil Frances Alexander

(Early April 1818 – 12 October 1895 / Dublin)

Quotations

  • ''The rich man in his castle,
    The poor man at his gate,
    God made them, high or lowly,
    And order'd their estate.''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet, hymn writer. All Things Bright and Beautiful, Hymns for Little Children (1848).
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  • ''He gave us eyes to see them,
    And lips that we might tell,
    How great is God Almighty,
    Who has made all things well.''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. All Things Bright and Beautiful (l. 17-20). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
  • ''All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful,
    The Lord God made them all.''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. All Things Bright and Beautiful (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
  • ''God hath his mysteries of grace,
    Ways that we cannot tell,
    He hides them deep, like the secret sleep
    Of him he loved so well.''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. The Burial of Moses (l. 77-80). . . Best Loved Religious Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. (1933) Fleming H. Revell Company.
  • ''That was the grandest funeral
    That ever passed on earth;
    Yet no man heard the trampling,''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. The Burial of Moses (l. 9-11). . . Best Loved Religious Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. (1933) Fleming H. Revell Company.
  • ''Noiselessly as the daylight
    Comes when the night is done,''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. The Burial of Moses (l. 13-14). . . Best Loved Religious Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. (1933) Fleming H. Revell Company.
  • ''Noiselessly as the spring-time
    Her crown of verdure weaves,''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. The Burial of Moses (l. 17-18). . . Best Loved Religious Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. (1933) Fleming H. Revell Company.
  • ''This was the bravest warrior
    That ever buckled sword;
    This the most gifted poet
    That ever breathed a word;''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. The Burial of Moses (l. 49-52). . . Best Loved Religious Poems, The. James Gilchrist Lawson, comp. (1933) Fleming H. Revell Company.
  • ''There is a green hill far away,
    Without a city wall,
    Where the dear Lord was crucified,
    Who died to save us all.''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. There Is a Green Hill Far Away (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.
  • ''There was no other good enough
    To pay the price of sin;
    He only could unlock the gate
    Of heaven and let us in.''
    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), Irish poet. There Is a Green Hill Far Away (l. 17-20). . . Oxford Book of Children's Verse, The. Iona Opie and Peter Opie, eds. (1973) Oxford University Press.

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Jesus Calls Us

Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult
of our life's wild, restless sea,
day by day his clear voice soundeth,
saying, 'Christian, follow me;'

as, of old, Saint Andrew heart it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for his dear sake.

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