Saw ye never in the meadows

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Published in 5 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: Saw ye never in the meadows
Title: Contentment
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander


Saw ye never in the meadows. Cecil F. Alexander. [Divine Providence.] Published in her Hymns for Little Children, 1848, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines. "Day by day the little daisy," in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, begins with stanza vi. of this hymn. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #93Page Scan
Hymns and Music for the Young. Juvenile series, Pt.II. 5th ed. #d22
Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d102
Hymns for Little Children. 1st Am. ed. #d20
The New Children's Hymnal #d246
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