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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The Fieldmouse

Where the acorn tumbles down,
Where the ash tree sheds its berry,
With your fur so soft and brown,
With your eye so round and merry,
Scarcely moving the long grass,
Fieldmouse, I can see you pass.
Little thing, in what dark den,
Lie you all the winter sleeping?
Till warm weather comes again,

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