Born: 1808, Wil­ford, Not­ting­ham­shire, Eng­land; christ­ened De­cem­ber 18, 1808, St. Ma­ry’s Church, Not­ting­ham (about one mile north of Wil­ford).

Died: No­vem­ber 18, 1881, Leam­ing­ton, War­wick­shire, Eng­land.

Leeson joined the Catholic church late in life. Her works in­clude:



  1. A Little Child May Know
  2. Dear Saviour, to Thy Little Lambs
  3. Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd
  4. Have Ye Counted the Cost?
  5. In the Dark and Silent Night
  6. Jesus Christ, My Lord and King
  7. King of Saints and King of Glory
  8. Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep
  9. Savior, Teach Me Day by Day
  10. Songs of Glory Fill the Sky
  11. Stand We Prepared to See and Hear
  12. Sweet the Lesson Jesus Taught
  13. Wake the Song, O Zion’s Daughter
  14. Wake, Ye Saints, the Song of Triumph


  1. Christ the Lord Is Ris­en Today
  2. O Ho­ly Spirit, Fount of Love