Why do we say, Thy kingdom come

Why do we say, Thy kingdom come

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Published in 3 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: Why do we say, Thy kingdom come
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymns for Little Children. 1st Am. ed. #d39

The Alleluia #d260

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The New Alleluia #191

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