Beyond the wicked city wall

Beyond the wicked city wall

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

Alexander, Cecil Frances, née Humphreys, second daughter of the late Major John Humphreys, Miltown House, co. Tyrone, Ireland, b. 1823, and married in 1850 to the Rt. Rev. W. Alexander, D.D., Bishop of Derry and Raphoe. Mrs. Alexander's hymns and poems number nearly 400. They are mostly for children, and were published in her Verses for Holy Seasons, with Preface by Dr. Hook, 1846; Poems on Subjects in the Old Testament, pt. i. 1854, pt. ii. 1857; Narrative Hymns for Village Schools, 1853; Hymns for Little Children, 1848; Hymns Descriptive and Devotional, 1858; The Legend of the Golden Prayers 1859; Moral Songs, N.B.; The Lord of the Forest and his Vassals, an Allegory, &c.; or contributed to the Lyra Anglicana, the S.P.C.K. Psalms and Hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: Beyond the wicked city wall
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Beyond the wicked [holy] city walls. Cecil F. Alexander. [Good Friday.] First published in her Narrative Hymns for Village Schools, 1859, No. 17, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines and headed, “Where they crucified Him." It is sometimes given as, "Beyond the holy city walls." This alteration destroys all the point and meaning of the hymn.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d9
Gospel Echoes: A Choice Collection of Songs for Use in the Sunday-School, Prayer and Praise Meetings, and the Home Circle #d10
Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d19
New Service and Tune Book for Sunday School #d9
Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d10
The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d58
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #113a
The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #113b



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