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 >
The sick man in his chamber. Cecil F. Alexander, née Humphreys. [During Sickness.] This poem in 14 stanzas of 4 lines was contributed to Rutherford's Lays of the Sanctuary and other Poems, 1859, p. 89, under the title "The Sun of Righteousness." It appeared also in the same year in Mrs. Alexander's Legend of the Golden Prayers, 1858, p. 151. From it the cento "The sick man lieth weary," in Kennedy, 1863, No. 15, is taken. It is composed of stanzas vii., viii., xi.-xiv.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)