Strafford, Elizabeth, daughter of H. Stratford, of Belper, born in London, Oct. 30, 1828; died at Belper, April 4, 1868. Her hymns appeared in Hymns for the Collects throughout the Year, for the Use of Children, 1857 (W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church and Home, 1873). From this, "God Almighty heareth ever" (Love of God), "Once to our world there came" (Passiontide), and "We praise Thee, we bless Thee, O Father in heaven" (Praise for Salvation), have come into common use.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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