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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Critical and Biographical Essay by Alfred H. Miles

Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904)

FRANCES POWER COBBE, author of numerous original works, including “An Essay on Intuitive Morals,” and editor of the works of Theodore Parker in twelve volumes, was the author of several poems, of which the hymn “God draws a cloud over each gleaming morn,” given below, is the best known. Miss Cobbe was born at Dublin on the 4th of December, 1822. She died April 5th, 1904. The following verses were written in 1859.