The faithful Comforter

To Thee, O Comforter Divine

Author: Frances R. Havergal
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 To thee, O Comforter divine,
for all thy grace and power benign,
sing we alleluia! alleluia!

2 To thee, whose faithful love had place
in God's great covenant of grace,
sing we alleluia! alleluia!

3 To thee, whose faithful power doth heal,
enlighten, sanctify, and seal,
sing we alleluia! alleluia!

4 To thee, by Jesus Christ sent down,
of all his gifts the sum and crown,
sing we alleluia! alleluia!

Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #514

Author: Frances R. Havergal

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 >

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First Line: To Thee, O Comforter Divine
Title: The faithful Comforter
Author: Frances R. Havergal
Meter: 8.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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