Hymn Challenge #21: Lord, Speak to Me
Words by: Frances Ridley Havergal
b. December 14, 1836; d. June 3, 1879
Frances Ridley Havergal was the daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal who was also a hymnist. She was born in Astley, Worcestershire. We studied her last year in Hymn #14, Take My Life and Let It Be. To read more, click here. Some other facts I found out about her was that she began writing hymns at the age of 7. She also had a great memory and was able to memorize the Psalms, the book of Isaiah, and most of the New Testament. Wow, and to think I have trouble memorizing a verse. Anyway, she also had a deep commitment to Christ. She died in a town near Wales but is buried in her birthplace. On her tombstone is the scripture verse she claimed as her own:
in living echoes of thy tone;
as thou has sought, so let me seek
thine erring children lost and lone.
2 O strengthen me, that while I stand
firm on the rock, and strong in thee,
I may stretch out a loving land
to wrestlers with the troubled sea.
3 O teach me, Lord, that I may teach
the precious things thou dost impart;
and wing my words, that they may reach
the hidden depths of many a heart.
4 O fill me with thy fullness, Lord,
until my very heart o'erflow
in kindling thought and glowing word,
thy love to tell, thy praise to show.
5 O use me, Lord, use even me,
just as thou wilt, and when, and where,
until thy blessed face I see,
thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.
Blue Fern Studios chipboard: Quatrefoil Panel (painted with Shimmerz Texturez artie choked)
Stamp Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink brushed corduroy
Embellishments: October Afternoon Travel Girl doo-dads; Pink Paislee butterfly clip; Prima Soubrette B and Divine flowers; Prima resin clock; American Crafts twine; Zva Creative rhinestone flourish; Wild Orchid Crafts leaves and flowers; Making Memories tiny alpha stickers; Hobby Lobby doily
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