CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER QUOTES

Irish hymn-writer & poet (1818-1895)

Cecil Frances Alexander quote

All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "All Things Bright and Beautiful"

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There's not a child so small and weak but has his little cross to take, his little work of love and praise that he may do for Jesus' sake.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "We are but Little Children Weak"

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So when the friends we love the best lie in their churchyard bed, we must not cry too bitterly over the happy dead; because, for our dear Saviour's sake, our sins are all forgiven; and Christians only fall asleep to wake again in Heaven.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Child's Funeral"

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Because to us in Baptism, a new life He hath given, a better birth than that of earth, and made us heirs of Heaven.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "When Christ Into the Temple Came"

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God, whose earth is touch'd with beauty / Christ, who praised the lilies gay / Sweet the service, fair the duty / That we offer here today.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Hymn for Flower Sunday"

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He guides us into pastures green, He leads to bowers of bliss, Our Father lives, the God unseen, and Christ our Shepherd is.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Hymn For an Orphan Home"

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Christian children all must be mild, obedient, good as He.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Once in Royal David's City"

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For He is our childhood's pattern, day by day like us He grew, He was little, weak, and helpless, tears and smiles like us He knew.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Once in Royal David's City"

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Do no sinful action, speak no angry word; ye belong to Jesus, children of the Lord.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Do No Sinful Action"

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How rarely boyhood loves to paint in glowing tints his future bright, a picture where no line is faint--whose very clouds are touch'd with light. And girlhood hails a world unknown and reads it in her own glad dreams, as lilies see themselves alone reflected in their azure streams. But rosy clouds that morning brings, ere noon may deepen into thunder--and life's dark stream has sterner things than silver lilies growing under.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Jacob and Pharaoh"

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We praise Thee, Lord, of all the earth, for love and joy, for light and mirth, for every charm of sense and right, and blessings boundless as Thy might.... But most we praise the love that gave thine own dear Son to seek and save, for joy all other joys excelling, for purest light and life indwelling.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Praise"

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Souls in heathen darkness lying, where no light has broken through, souls that Jesus bought by dying, whom his soul in travail knew.... Haste, o haste and spread the tidings, let no shore be left untrod, no lost brother's bitter chidings haunt us from the further sod; tell the heathen all the precious truths of God.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Missionary Hymn for S.P.G."

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Praise Him early, praise Him late, for our high and holy state; born, baptized, redeem'd forever, nought but sin our souls can sever from the Saviour who has bought us, from the Spirit who has taught us. Lord! renew us day by day, never let us fall away.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "For Laying Foundation Stone of Buncrana Church School House"

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There is a green hill far away,
outside a city wall,
where our dear Lord was crucified
who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
what pains he had to bear,
but we believe it was for us
he hung and suffered there.

He died that we might be forgiven,
he died to make us good,
that we might go at last to heaven,
saved by his precious blood.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "There is a Green Hill Far Away"

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Now the dreary night is done,
Comes again the glorious sun,
Crimson clouds, and silver white,
Wait upon his breaking light.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Morning Hymn"

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When Jesus came to earth of old,
He came in weakness and in woe;
He wore no form of angel mould,
But took our nature poor and low.

But when he cometh back once more,
Then shall be set the great white Throne;
And earth and heaven shall flee before
The face of Him that sits thereon.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Advent"

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There are who love to look on Nature's face,
But have no heart to worship at her shrine.
Fair in her teeming fruitfulness she is
To them, but dead, a thing without a soul.
They hear no praises in her wild bird's song,
They scent no incense rising from her flowers,
The winds of heaven are voiceless unto them,
The ancient hills are not green altars rear'd
To Him who piled them; in His open hand
They see no bounty, in His wise decree
No wisdom and no order, nor perceive
In yon blue sky the open gate of heaven.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "The Graveyard in the Hills"

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O Son of God, in glory crown'd,
The Judge ordain'd of quick and dead;
O Son of Man, so pitying found
For all the tears Thy people shed;

Be with us in this darken'd place,
This weary, restless, dangerous night;
And teach, O teach us by Thy grace,
To struggle onward into light.

CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER, "Advent"

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