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Hymn History: Like A River Glorious
Frances Havergal wrote many hymns in her short 43 years, but today we want to look at "Like A River Glorious." Frances was often called "England's Consecration Poet" because of her daily walk in life. Not only was her life dedicated to God but before she wrote any line of poetry she would seek God's face first then she would also remember to give Him all the glory for her new poem.
Any person who is totally dedicated to God
will have God's perfect peace. Worries and
cares will not be a way of life. Trials will still
come but we can trust God that he will
bless and bring us through.
Like a river glorious is God's perfect peace,
Over all victorious in its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth, Fuller everyday,
Perfect, yet it groweth, Deeper all the way.
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.
Stayed upon Jehovah,
Hearts are fully blest;
Finding as He promised,
Perfect peace and rest.
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