The Son of God, so high, so great

The Son of God, so high, so great

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Published in 12 hymnals

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: The Son of God, so high, so great
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d129

New Service and Tune Book for Sunday School #d127

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d153

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d198

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #29

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The Church Porch, a service book and hymnal for Sunday schools Rev. Ed. #46

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The Church Porch #41

The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d201

The New Children's Hymnal #d276

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The New Hymnary #83

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The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #11

The Trinity Hymnal, with Offices of Devotion #d73

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