Born: November 19, 1834, Ches­hunt, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 28, 1925, Groom­bridge Nurs­ing Home, Worth­ing, Sus­sex, Eng­land.

A Lon­don mer­chant and ar­tist’s son, Fran­cis pub­lished a num­ber of hymns in re­li­gious news­pa­pers and per­i­od­ic­als. He be­longed to the Ply­mouth Breth­ren con­gre­ga­tion in Lon­don, and served as an open air preach­er. His hymns and po­ems ap­peared in The Life of Faith and other pa­pers and per­io­dicals. His works in­clude:



  1. Blessed, Blessed Jesus
  2. Gracious Savior, Grant Thy Word
  3. Home, Home of Light and Glo­ry
  4. I Am Waiting for the Dawn­ing
  5. Jesus, We Remem­ber Thee
  6. O Child of Sorrow, Wea­ry, Dis­tressed
  7. O Jesus, How Great Is Thy Mercy
  8. O the Deep, Deep Love of Je­sus
  9. Pearly Gates Are Open, The
  10. Safe to Land, No Sha­dows Dark­en
  11. We Are Pilgrims Far from Our Fa­ther­land

If you know Fran­cis’ bur­i­al place