1 Through the yesterday of ages,
Jesus, thou hast been the same;
Through our own life's checkered pages,
Still the one dear changeless name;
Well may we in thee confide,
Faithful Saviour, proved and tried.
2 Joyfully we stand and witness
Thou art still to-day the same;
In thy perfect, glorious fitness,
Meeting every need and claim;
Chiefest of ten thousand thou!
Saviour, O most precious, now!
3 Gazing down the far forever,
Brighter glows the one sweet name,
Steadfast radiance paling never,
Jesus, Jesus! still the same;
Evermore thou shalt endure,
Our own Saviour, strong and pure.
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 >