“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.
“By Thy Cross and Passion.” “He hath given us rest by His sorrow, and life by His death.”—John Bunyan. I. What hast Thou done for me, O mighty Friend, Who lovest to the end ! Reveal Thyself, that I may now behold Thy love unknown, untold, Bearing the curse, and made a curse for me, … Read More about By Thy Cross and Passion
“Father, we know the REALITY of Jesus Christ.”— Words used by a workman in prayer Reality, reality, Lord Jesus Christ, Thou art to me! From the spectral mists and driving clouds, From the shifting shadows and phantom crowds; From unreal words and unreal lives, Where truth with falsehood feebly strives; From the passings away, the … Read More about Reality
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” 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” 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
“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?
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
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
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
“Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow.”—Lamentations 1:12. Behold your King ! Though the moonlight steals Through the silvery sprays of the olive tree, No star-gemmed sceptre or crown it reveals, In the solemn shade of Gethsemane. Only a form of prostrate grief, Fallen, crushed, like a broken leaf ! … Read More about Behold Your King
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
The 5-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
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
Welcome to the Havergal Trust website. We have gathered here several details on Frances Ridley Havergal’s life, and examples of her poetry, prose, and music. Our desire is that many be edified and encouraged, both by what is posted on this website and also by the edition of her works that we have prepared and … Read More about Check Here For Updates!