Havergal, Francis Ridley
This selection of Frances Ridley Havergal work is reflective of the quality of virtually all her writing. The first half of the book is a collection of sixty very fine poems, diligently arranged to dove-tail from one poem and topic to the next.
This is followed by several excerpts from her letters, and ten challenging and helpful prose pieces. The booklet then concludes with six of her music scores. It is our hope that this booklet will be of service to our King—both in the growth of His bride and the expanseof His kingdom.
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879) was born a pastor's daughter. Her father sacrificed in order to provide a fine education for his children. Frances' formal education ended at 17, with one term at a young woman's school in Germany, where, for the first time in its history, the school awarded a student first prize, Frances being the recipient of that award. Having surrendered her heart to the Lord at 14, she viewed her knowledge as a means to know Christ more, and make Him more known.
"Frances Ridley Havergal, was one of the most gifted poets ever to write for the Christian church. To this day some of her hymns are sung and loved all over the world yet much of her no-less valuable writing and poetry has long been scarce and little known. . . . like all the foremost Christian writers she speaks to the heart as well as to the mind." - Rev. Iain H. Murray
“There is a center to every storm where perfect calm reigns. There is a point within the circle of the most consuming flame where life is possible without any danger to its being consumed. Miss Havergal seems to me to have got into the very center of the storms that are disturbing others, and bides in perfect peace. She seems to have penetrated to the very heart of God who is a consumeing fire, and rests absolutely in His love. She could never have written as she has except for an extraordinary intimacy with God.” -Charles Spurgeon