Frances Ridley Havergal


Born: December 14, 1836, Astley, Wor­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land.

Died: June 3, 1879, Cas­wall Bay, near Swan­sea, Wales.

Buried: Astley, Wor­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land, the ci­ty of her birth. On her tomb­stone was the Script­ure verse she claimed as her own: “The blood of Je­sus Christ cleans­eth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

Daughter of hym­nist William Havergal, Frances was a bright but short lived can­dle in Eng­lish hym­no­dy. She was bap­tized by hym­nist John Ca­wood. She was read­ing by age four, and be­gan writ­ing verse at age se­ven. She learned La­tin, Greek and He­brew, and mem­o­rized the Psalms, the book of Isai­ah, and most of the New Test­a­ment. Her works in­clude:


  1. Another Year Is Dawning
  2. Certainly I Will Be with Thee
  3. Church of God, Beloved and Chosen
  4. From Glory unto Glory
  5. God Almighty, King of Nations
  6. God Doth Not Bid Thee Wait
  7. God of Heaven, Hear Our Singing
  8. God Will Take Care of You
  9. God’s Reiterated All
  10. Golden Harps Are Sounding
  11. Half Has Never Been Told, The
  12. Happy New Year, A
  13. Have You Not a Word for Jesus?
  14. He Hath Spoken in the Darkness
  15. Hear the Father’s Ancient Promise
  16. Holy and Infinite! Viewless, Eternal
  17. Holy Brethren, Called and Chosen
  18. I Am Trusting Thee
  19. I Bring My Sins to Thee
  20. I Could Not Do Without Thee
  21. I Gave My Life for Thee
  22. In Full and Glad Surrender
  23. In God’s Great Field of Labor
  24. In the Evening There Is Weeping
  25. Increase Our Faith, Beloved Lord
  26. Is It for Me?
  27. Israel of God, Awaken
  28. Jehovah’s Covenant Shall Ensure
  29. Jesus, Blessed Savior
  30. Jesus, Master, Whose I Am
  31. Jesus, Only! In the Shadow
  32. Joined to Christ by Mystic Union
  33. Just When Thou Wilt, O Master, Call
  34. King Eternal and Immortal
  35. Light After Darkness
  36. Like a River Glorious
  37. Lord, Speak to Me
  38. Master, Speak! Thy Servant Heareth
  39. New Mercies, New Blessings
  40. Not Your Own, But His Ye Are
  41. Now Let Us Sing the Angels’ Song
  42. Now the Daylight Goes Away
  43. Now the Sowing and the Weeping
  44. O Glorious God and King
  45. O Savior, Precious Savior
  46. O Thou Chosen Church of Jesus
  47. O What Everlasting Blessings
  48. On Our Way Rejoicing
  49. Only a Mortal’s Power
  50. Our Father, Our Father
  51. Our Savior and Our King
  52. Precious, Precious Blood of Jesus
  53. Sing, O Heavens, the Lord Hath Done It
  54. Sit Down Beneath His Shadow
  55. Sovereign Lord and Gracious Master
  56. Standing at the Portal
  57. Take My Life and Let It Be
  58. Tell It Out
  59. Thou Art Coming, O My Savior
  60. To Thee, O Comforter Divine
  61. Truehearted, Wholehearted, Faithful and Loyal
  62. Through the Yesterday of Ages
  63. What Know We, Holy God, of Thee
  64. What Thou Hast Done for Me
  65. Who Is on the Lord’s Side?
  66. With Quivering Heart and Trembling Will
  67. Will Ye Not Come to Him for Life?
  68. Worthy of All Adoration
  69. Ye Who Hear the Blessed Call
  70. Yes, He Knows the Way Is Dreary