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CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1124: tabled on 27 March 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that April 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the famous hymn writer and balladeer Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander; acknowledges that some of the most famous hymns and Christmas carols in the English language, such as Once in Royal David's City and There is a Green Hill Far Away, were penned by Mrs Alexander, who lived for more than 60 years in Londonderry and the north west of Ireland; and expresses the hope that her legacy will be remembered for future generations.