Frances Ridley Havergal
Born: December 14, 1836, Astley, Worcestershire, England.
Died: June 3, 1879, Caswall Bay, near Swansea, Wales.
Buried: Astley, Worcestershire, England, the city of her birth. On her tombstone was the Scripture verse she claimed as her own:
The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
Daughter of William Havergal, Frances was a bright but short lived candle in English hymnody. She was baptized by hymnist John Cawood, was reading by age four, and began writing verse at age seven. She learned Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and memorized the Psalms, the book of Isaiah, and most of the New Testament. Her works include:
My King and His Service
Ministry of Song, 1870
Under the Surface, 1874
Kept for the Master’s Use, 1879 (published posthumously)
Life Chords, 1880 (published posthumously)
Source: The Cyber Hymnal