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Frances R Havergal

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836 – 1879) was an English religious poet and hymn writer. Take My Life and Let it Be (sung here) and Thy Life for Me (also known as I Gave My Life for Thee) are two of her best known hymns. She also wrote hymn melodies, religious tracts, and works for children. (wikipedia)

One of the most dedicated Christian women of the nineteenth century, Frances was the youngest child of a Church of England minister.

Short bio here from http://www.christianity.com. It includes information (and words of) Take My Life and Let it Be.

Other nice bios from Knowing and Doing Quarterly. and havergal.wordpress.

More on her hymns here.

Morning Bells Or Waking Thoughts for Little Ones is a book of devotions for children by Frances Ridley Havergal. It is available online at gutenberg.org.

Little Pillows OR Good-Night Thoughts for the Little Ones is an evening book of devotions for children by Frances Ridley Havergal. It is available at archive.org.

Kept for the Master’s Use is a book she wrote (available at archive.org and gutenberg). The table of contents shows it is ‘an expansion on’ her hymn Take My Life and Let it Be.  (more books)

Havergal was chosen (as one of the influential writers of the 19th Century) for inclusion in the book They Walked With God, by Moody Publishers.

Frances R Havergal only lived 43 years. She is an inspiration for us all to live our lives to do the will of God.

 

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