Autobiography ! So you say, So do I not believe ! For no men or women that live to-day, Be they as good or as bad as they may, Ever would dare to leave In faintest pencil or boldest ink All they truly and really think, What they have said and what they have done, … Read More about Autobiography.
THE MINISTRY OF SONG.
IN God’s great field of labour All work is not the same; He hath a service for each one Who loves His holy name. And you, to whom the secrets Of all sweet sounds are known, Rise up! for He hath called you To a mission of your own. And, rightly … Read More about THE MINISTRY OF SONG.
Ezekiel 33:10, Isaiah 53:6.
“Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?” “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord … Read More about Ezekiel 33:10, Isaiah 53:6.
Published in 1877, My King is the first of five “Royal” books by F.R.H., which (she said in her “Prefatory Note” to the fifth one) she regarded as a set. Royal Commandments and Royal Bounty, the second and third, were then published together, also in 1877. The Royal Invitation is the fourth, published in 1878, … Read More about The Five Royal Books
[“One Hour with Jesus” is a truthful, beautiful, compassionate entreaty to believers to spend one hour at the start of each day alone with the Lord, reading His Word, praying, and praising Him.] ONE HOUR WITH JESUS. “What! could ye not watch with Me one hour!” An echo of this utterance of pathetic surprise, this wonderfully gentle … Read More about One Hour With Jesus
“Our Swiss Guide” was first published in the periodical Sunday Magazine in 1874, and was later published in the posthumous Swiss Letters and Alpine Poems edited by her eldest sister Miriam (London: James Nisbet & Co., 1881), original book pages , pages 353-356 of Volume IV of the Havergal edition. F.R.H. was utterly fluent in … Read More about Our Swiss Guide
Seulement pour Toi
“Seulement pour Toi” set to the hymn score “Onesimus” words and music by Frances Ridley Havergal This was posthumously published in 1881, in Swiss Letters and Alpine Poems by F.R.H., edited by Frances’ eldest sister, Jane Miriam Crane. [Written for and sung by some Swiss peasants at a Sunday afternoon Bible reading, July 23rd, 1876.] … Read More about Seulement pour Toi
Only for Thee
“Only for Thee” words by Eliza Ann Walker set to F.R.H.’s hymn score “Onesimus” 1. Precious Savior, may I live Only for Thee Spend the powers Thou dost give Only for Thee! Be my spirit’s deep desire Only for Thee! May my intellect aspire Only for Thee! 2. In my joys may I rejoice Only … Read More about Only for Thee
Will Ye Not Come To Him?
“Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live.”—Isaiah 55:3. “Him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.”—John 6:37. “Will ye not come to Him?” words and music by Frances Ridley Havergal 1. Will ye not come to Him for life? Why will ye die, oh why? … Read More about Will Ye Not Come To Him?
Leaning over the Waterfall
A young lady, aged 20, fell over the rocks at the Swallow Waterfall in the summer of 1873, and was lost to sight in a moment. The body was not recovered till four hours afterwards. Leaning over the waterfall ! Lured by the fairy sight, Heeding not the warning call, Watching the foam and the … Read More about Leaning over the Waterfall
This is the Thirty-first Day, the end, of Little Pillows by F.R.H., the first of her three 31-day books for children, to be read by—or for a parent to read to—a child just before going to sleep, a “little pillow” to rest the child’s heart on till “He giveth His beloved sleep.” CERTAINTY. “Hath He … Read More about Certainty
This was the second of the 31 pieces of Little Pillows. ACCEPTED. “Accepted in the Beloved.”—Ephesians 1:6. Who is “accepted in the Beloved”? You, if you have come to your heavenly Father, asking him to receive you for Jesus Christ’s sake. Dear little one, wanting to know that you are saved and forgiven, take all … Read More about Accepted
What Thou Wilt
Do what Thou wilt! Yes, only do What seemeth good to Thee: Thou art so loving, wise, and true, It must be best for me. Send what Thou wilt; or beating shower, Soft dew, or brilliant sun; Alike in still or stormy hour, My Lord, Thy will be done. Teach what Thou wilt; and make … Read More about What Thou Wilt
An Easter Prayer
Oh let me know The power of Thy resurrection; Oh let me show Thy risen life in calm and clear reflection; Oh let me soar Where Thou, my Saviour Christ, art gone before; In mind and heart Let me dwell always, only, where Thou art. Oh let me give Out of the gifts Thou freely … Read More about An Easter Prayer
Whom I Serve
Jesus, Master, whom I serve, Though so feebly and so ill, Strengthen hand and heart and nerve All Thy bidding to fulfil; Open Thou mine eyes to see All the work Thou hast for me. Lord, Thou needest not, I know, Service such as I can bring; Yet I long to prove and show, Full … Read More about Whom I Serve
The Five Royal Books
My King is the first of five “Royal” books by F.R.H., which she regarded as a set. Royal Commandments is the second, Royal Bounty is the third, The Royal Invitation is the fourth, and Loyal Responses is the fifth of the five “Royal” books by F.R.H. MyKing. “The source of the Kingship of Christ is … Read More about The Five Royal Books
Contents of The Complete Works of Frances Ridley Havergal
The five-volume edition of the Complete Works of Frances Ridley Havergal by the Havergal Trust totals 8,014 pages and is full of gold. It was the goal of David Chalkley, the compiler and editor, to “lick the platter clean” so that the reader could be fully introduced to Frances, her life, her family, and the … Read More about Contents of The Complete Works of Frances Ridley Havergal
The Music of Frances Ridley Havergal by Glen T. Wegge, Ph.D.
This Companion Volume to the Havergal edition is a valuable presentation of F.R.H.’s scores, most or nearly all of F.R.H.’s scores very little if any at all seen, or even known of, for nearly a century. What a valuable body of music has been unknown for so long and is now made available to many. … Read More about The Music of Frances Ridley Havergal by Glen T. Wegge, Ph.D.
Redesigning the Havergal site was necessary. After the parent theme that we originally built the site on stopped being supported, we knew it needed to be done. Eventually, the theme broke completely, and the site only displayed some small, sad text: “Come back later.” We’re excited to have a flexible, robust site where we can … Read More about Site Redesign
Softly and Safely
“I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure.” Genesis 33:14 The story of Jacob’s thoughtfulness for the cattle and the children is a beautiful little picture. He would not let them be overdriven even for one day. Verse 13: “My lord knoweth that … Read More about Softly and Safely
The Source of the Kingship
‘Because the Lord hath loved His people, He hath made thee king over them.’–2 Chron. 2:11, 9:8 CHRIST said to His Father, ‘Thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.’ At that mysterious date, not of time, but of everlasting love, God ‘chose us in Him.’ Before the world began, God, that cannot lie, … Read More about The Source of the Kingship