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      Frances Ridley Havergal, the daughter of a Church of England minister, is well known for her great hymns of consecration including the famous Take My Life and Let It Be. She also wrote hymn melodies, religious tracts, and works for children.

      In 1852/3 she studied in the Louisenschule, Dusseldorf, and at Oberkassel. Otherwise she led a quiet life, not enjoying consistent good health; she travelled, in particular to Switzerland. She supported the Church Missionary Society.

      She died of peritonitis at Caswell Bay on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. Her sisters saw much of her work published posthumously. Havergal College, a private girls' school in Toronto, is named after her. The composer Havergal Brian adopted the name as a tribute to the Havergal family.

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Biography The Story of Frances Ridley Havergal
      The story of Frances Ridley Havergal's life is the history of the growth of love to Christ in her own soul. In the simple records of herself and her nearest relatives this growth has been so clearly placed before us that we are able to trace it from its first stirrings in her childish heart right up to the moment when, her dying face lighted with h
PoemComing to the King - A Book of Poetry
       Coming to the King By Frances Ridley Havergal Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before Thee and that hear Thy wisdom. 1 Kings 10:8   Coming to the King I came from very far to see The King of Salem, for I had been told Of glory and of wisdom manyfold, And condescension infini
Kept for the Master's Use - Table of Contents
       KEPT FOR The Master's Use. By Frances Ridley Havergal Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company Copyrighted 1895, by Henry Altemus. HENRY ALTEMUS, MANUFACTURER, PHILADELPHIA. My beloved sister Frances finished revising the proofs of this book shortly before her death on Whit Tuesday, June 3, 1879, but its publication was to

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