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 >
He cometh, on yon hallowed Board. Cecil F. Alexander. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in Lyra Anglicana, 1865, p. 149, in two parts, pt. i. beginning as above, and pt. ii. as "O Jesu, bruised and wounded more," the second part having previously appeared in Mrs. Alexander's Legend of the Golden Prayers, &c, 1859. Pt. i. is given in the 1874 Appendix to Snepp's Sonqs of Grace & Glory, No. 1088, as "He cometh as the Bridegroom comes."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)