Hymns of Frances Ridley Havergal
This edition is a collection of 108 poems that are the foundation of Frances Ridley Havergal's most popular hymns. These verses often contain several stanzas not found in a typical hymnal. Some favorites of hers include: "Take My Life and Let It Be," "Who is on the Lord's Side," "Lord Speak to me," "Truehearted Wholehearted," and "Like a River Glorious." Lyrics only.
Paperback, 156 pages. ISBN 9781935626077
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836–1879) was born in Worcestershire, England. Her father, Rev. W. H. Havergal, was a vicar and a hymn writer. The name Ridley came from her Godfather: W. H. Ridley, Rector of Hambleden, who descended from Bishop Ridley, the martyr. She was nicknamed "Little Quicksilver," because she was bright quick and clever. She possessed gifted intelligence and was reading at age three. She memorized many books of the Bible. Her mother Jane, died when she was 11 years old. She went to boarding school in Belmont. She had a disease called erysipelas (a painful red infection on skin and/or face) in 1851. She went to school in Germany, at Louisenchule, when 16 years old until 1853. She was very active in the Y.W.C.A. and conducted weekly meetings. She traveled to Switzerland several times with different people. Intelligent and educated, her life was characterized by a deep earnest consecration to Jesus. She wrote many devotional books and hundreds of hymns and poems. Favorite hymns of hers are "Who is on the Lord's Side," "Lord Speak to me," "Truehearted Wholehearted," "Like a River Glorious," and "Take My Life and Let It Be."