Francis Ridley Havergal

14 December 1836–3 June 1879

Frances Ridley Havergal, in Francis Arthur Jones, Famous Hymns and Their Authors (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1902).

Featured Hymns:

Take my life, and let it be


Ministry of Song (1869): PDF (2nd ed.)
Twelve Sacred Songs for Little Singers (1870): PDF
Holiday Work (1873): WorldCat
Under the Surface (1874): PDF
The Four Happy Days (1874): PDF
The Approaching Mission Services (1874): PDF
Hints for Lady Workers at Mission Services (1874): PDF
Little Pillows; or, Good-night Thoughts for the Little Ones (1875): PDF
Morning Bells; or, Waking Thoughts for the Little Ones (1875): PDF
Royal Commandments (1877): PDF
My King (1877): PDF
Royal Bounty (1877): PDF
The Royal Invitation (1878): PDF
Loyal Responses (1878): PDF
Life Mosaic (1879): PDF
Kept for the Master’s Use (1879): PDF
Life Chords (1880): PDF
Under His Shadow (1880): PDF
Swiss Letters and Alpine Poems (1881): PDF
Life Echoes (1883): PDF

see also:
Havergal’s Psalmody and Century of Chants (1871): PDF
Charles Snepp, Songs of Grace and Glory

1st edition (1872): PDF
Appendix (1874): WorldCat
Music edition (1876): PDF

Charles H. Purday, Songs of Peace & Joy (1879): PDF (2nd ed.)

Note: This list does not include songs published individually.


Maria V.G. Havergal, ed., Poetical Works of Frances Ridley Havergal (London: James Nisbet, 1884):

David L. Chalkley and Glen T. Wegge, eds., The Poetical Works of Frances Ridley Havergal (Havergal Trust, 2017):

Related Resources:

Maria Havergal, Memorials of Frances Ridley Havergal (London: James Nisbet, 1880): PDF

“A Burning and a Shining Light,” Frances Ridley Havergal: A Biographical Sketch, Haughton’s Popular Illustrated Biographies (London: Haughton & Co., 1880): WorldCat

Edward Davies, Frances Ridley Havergal: A Full Sketch of Her Life (Reading, MA: Holiness Book Concern, 1884): PDF

John Julian & James Davidson, “Frances Ridley Havergal,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892), pp. 496-498: Google Books

T.H. Darlow, Frances Ridley Havergal: A Saint of God (London: James Nisbet, 1927): WorldCat

Tacey Bly, The Poems and Hymns of Christ’s Sweet Singer (New Canaan, CT: Keats, 1977): WorldCat

Janet Grierson, Frances Ridley Havergal, Worcestershire Hymnwriter (Bromsgrove: the Havergal Society, 1979): WorldCat

C. Michael Hawn & June Hadden Hobbs, ‘“Thy Love ... Hath Broken Every Barrier Down’: The Rhetoric of Intimacy in Nineteenth-Century British and American Women's Hymns,” ed. Martin V. Clarke, Music and Theology in Nineteenth-century Britain (Farnham, 2012): WorldCat

Robyn L. Edwards, “They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait”: Resignation in the Lives of Charlotte Elliott, Frances Havergal, and Fanny Crosby, dissertation (Briercrest Biblical Seminary, 2001): WorldCat

Vincent A. Lenti, ‘‘‘Take my life and let it be’: the life and legacy of Frances Ridley Havergal,” The Hymn, vol. 53, no. 2 (April 2002), pp. 27-32: HathiTrust

Andrew Atherstone, “Frances Ridley Havergal’s Theology of Nature,” Studies in Church History, vol. 46 (2010), pp. 319-332:

Ronald Bayne & Rosemary Scott, “Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879),” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

Havergal Trust:

Frances R. Havergal at

J.R. Watson, “Frances Ridley Havergal,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology: