He cometh, on your hallowed board

He cometh, on your hallowed board

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

As a small girl, Cecil Frances Humphries (b. Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1818; Londonderry, Ireland, 1895) wrote poetry in her school's journal. In 1850 she married Rev. William Alexander, who later became the Anglican primate (chief bishop) of Ireland. She showed her concern for disadvantaged people by traveling many miles each day to visit the sick and the poor, providing food, warm clothes, and medical supplies. She and her sister also founded a school for the deaf. Alexander was strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement and by John Keble's Christian Year. Her first book of poetry, Verses for Seasons, was a "Christian Year" for children. She wrote hymns based on the Apostles' Creed, baptism, the Lord's Supper, the Ten Commandment… Go to person page >

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First Line: He cometh, on your hallowed board
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Copyright: Public Domain


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)


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