Little Pillows

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836 – 1879) was born a few months after Queen Victoria’s coronation. When she was only 11 years of age, her dying mother said to her in solemn tones, “Fanny dear, pray to God to prepare you for all He is preparing for you.”

She was extraordinarily gifted from early childhood, and is best remembered for her exceptional poetry and prose, which are saturated with the Word of God and have brought comfort and peace to multiplied thousands. Her hymns continue to find a prominent place in most hymnals.

Miss Havergal is a good example for all Bible memorizers. Before she reached adulthood, she memorized the entire New Testament, Psalms, and Isaiah. Later, she added the Minor Prophets. Thus she had committed to memory a total of 12,935 Bible verses.

She distinguished herself as a Contralto soloist and was a skilled pianist. The time came when she put aside “the pleasure of public applause when singing in the Philharmonic concerts” to use her gifts solely in sacred song. Her hymn, “Take my Life” was actually her personal testimony, as were other of her great hymns.

We believe this book will continue to have an excellent ministry with children, and it is reproduced exactly as Miss Havergal wrote it. The little texts are so short, that when you read them, you will be able to keep the text quite safely in your mind.

Miss Havergal said, “I hope what you read will always remind you of something to pray about. And then, when you lie down and shut your eyes, let your heart rest on the ‘little pillow’ till ‘He giveth His beloved sleep.'”

Table of Contents:

1 – ‘Come unto Me’
2 – ‘Accepted in the Beloved’
3 – ‘I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions’
4 – ‘I have loved you, saith the Lord’
5 – ‘He that keepeth thee will not slumber,’
6 – ‘The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all’
7 – ‘Peace through the blood of His cross’
8 – ‘Whiter than snow’
9 – ‘Ask what I shall give thee’
10 – ‘Forget not all His benefits’
11 – ‘It is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do’
12 – ‘O Lord, Thou knowest’
13 – ‘When the Comforter is come’
14 – ‘What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?’
15 – ‘This same Jesus’
16 – ‘Come and see’
17 – ‘Told Him all things’
18 – ‘Our Lord jesus Christ, who dies for us’
19 – ‘Is it nothing to you?’
20 – ‘Yea, He is altogether lovely’
21 – ‘Behold, He cometh !’
22 – ‘Now then do it’
23 – ‘I have called thee by thy name’
24 – ‘That day when I make up my jewels’
25 – ‘He giveth more grace’
26 – ‘Shall never thirst’
27 – ‘I will be surety for him’
28 – ‘He shall go over before’
29 – ‘At Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore’
30 – ‘This is the promise that He hath promised us, even eternal life’
31 – ‘Hath He said, and shall He not do it?’