Cecil Frances Alexander(1818-1895)
Cecil Frances Alexander was an 19th century poet from Ireland. She wrote the lyrics for popular christian music like "Once in Royal David's City" and "All Things Bright and Beautiful". By her early 20's she was already known as a poet, and her works were included in the Church of Ireland hymnbooks. Her book of hymns "Hymns for Little Children" was so popular that it reached its 69th edition by the year 1900.