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Elizabeth Cecelia Douglas Clephane (June 18, 1830 – February 19, 1869) was the author of the hymns "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" and "The Ninety and Nine".
Clephane's hymns have seen a resurgence of popularity in present day gospel. Folklore claims that Elizabeth wrote "The Ninety and Nine" for her brother, George Clephane, who had "returned to the flock" only a short time before his death. As the story goes, he fell from his horse and struck his head upon a rock and was killed instantly. His grave site at Fergus, Ontario, Canada has become a pilgrimage of sorts for those who admired Clephane's hymns.
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