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Written by Francis R. Havergal, Like a river glorious calls us to remember the rest we find in the Lord God.
Frances R. Havergal lived in the mid 1800’s, she didn’t have a long life but she filled it with poetry and music. She grew up in England, losing her mother at age 11. Her father remarried and her step-mom strongly encouraged Frances to have faith in God. She wrote a number of hymns and a couple of books of poetry and devotions. She was a smart child who took well to languages and memorized the New Testament and various other sections of the bible. She suffered from poor health, but lived a peaceful life with her poetry and music. After her death a book for children was published. S.
Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace,
Over all victorious, in its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way.
Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest
Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.
Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand,
Never foe can follow, never traitor stand;
Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.
Every joy or trial falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;
We may trust Him fully, all for us to do;
They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.