Julian, John, editor. A Dictionary of Hymnology. Dover Publications, 1957.
Cecil Frances Alexander
Standard Name: Alexander, Cecil Frances
Birth Name: Cecil Frances Humphreys
Married Name: Cecil Frances Alexander
Pseudonym: C. F. A.
Used Form: Mrs C. F. Alexander
Used Form: C. F. H.
Used Form: the author of Hymns for Little Children
Used Form: the author of The Lord of the Forest and His Vassals
excelledwrote both hymns and verse, the latter also usually adaptable for music. Her work was mainly directed towards young audiences, as she
at writing for children.
Over the course of her career in the second half of the nineteenth century, she wrote at least four hundred poems and hymns. Many of these, including All Things Bright and Beautiful, are still sung in the and related traditions today.