Please turn your hymnals to number 115 and join with the clarinets in, “Golden Harps are Sounding”.

Number: 115
First Line: Golden Harps are Sounding
Meter: 6 5, 6 5. With Refrain.
Tempo: Brightly
Music: Frances Ridley Havergal, 1836-79
Text: Frances Ridley Havergal, 1836-79

Clarinet Arrangement: 115-GoldenHarpsAreSounding

More Anglicans and children’s poets.

Frances Ridley Havergal (14 December 1836 – 3 June 1879) was an English religious poet and hymn writer. Take My Life and Let it Be 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.

Havergal was born into an Anglican family, at Astley in Worcestershire. Her father, William Henry Havergal (1793–1870), was a clergyman, writer, composer, and hymnwriter. Her brother, Henry East Havergal, was a priest in the Church of England and an organist.

In 1852/3 she studied in the Louisenschule, Düsseldorf, 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.

Frances Ridley Havergal died of peritonitis near Caswell Bay on the Gower Peninsula in Wales at age 42. She is buried in the far western corner of the churchyard at St Peter’s parish church, Astley, together with her father and near her sister, Maria Vernon Graham Havergal.[1]

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