Havergal, Frances Ridley, daughter of the Rev. W. H. Havergal, was born at Astley, Worcestershire, Dec. 14, 1836. Five years later her father removed to the Rectory of St. Nicholas, Worcester. In August, 1850, she entered Mrs. Teed's school, whose influence over her was most beneficial. In the following year she says, "I committed my soul to the Saviour, and earth and heaven seemed brighter from that moment." A short sojourn in Germany followed, and on her return she was confirmed in Worcester Cathedral, July 17, 1853. In 1860 she left Worcester on her father resigning the Rectory of St. Nicholas, and resided at different periods in Leamington, and at Caswall Bay, Swansea, broken by visits to Switzerland, Scotland, and North Wales. She died… Go to person page >
Another called, another brought, &c. Frances B. Havergal. Praise.] "Written at Leamington, June 30, 1872. This hymn literally expresses F. R. H.'s thrill of praise, when her own prayers and conversations resulted in her friend (A. B.) enrolling 'on our Captain's side.' 'Another life to live for Thee, another witness won!'" ("HAV. MSS.") It was first printed in The Christian, July 11, 3 872, and then published in her Under the Surface, 1874, and Life Mosaic, 1879, in 11 stanzas of 4 lines.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)