Frances J. Roberts




FRANCES J. ROBERTS (1918-2009) is best known for her classic devotional Come Away My Beloved. She founded The King's Press in 1964, where she authored and published Come Away and eight other books, selling over 1.5 million copies in 30 years. After graduating from Moody Bible Institute in 1938, Roberts served as Florida's state director for Child Evangelism Fellowship, writing the popular Wordless Book Song during her tenure there. An accomplished musician with eighty-eight published hymns, Roberts also taught at a Spanish mission school and worked as a professional accompanist, performing at various churches.

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Come Away My Beloved

4.57 avg rating — 668 ratings — published 1970 — 5 editions
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Make Haste My Beloved

4.65 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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On the Highroad Of Surrender

4.83 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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Dialogues with God

4.70 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1968 — 5 editions
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Progress Of Another Pilgrim

4.60 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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365 One-Minute Meditations ...

4.53 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Come Away My Beloved...and ...

4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2015
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Come Away My Beloved...and ...

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Total Love

4.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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Daily Moments In His Presence

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2007
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“My will is not a place, but a condition. Do not ask Me where and when, but ask Me how.”
Frances J. Roberts, Come Away My Beloved

“You cannot risk giving your thoughts free rein. They will never choose the right path until you bridle them and control them by your own disciplined will. You are master of your own house. You do not have to invite into your mind the foul birds of evil thoughts and allow them to nest there and bring forth their young.”
Frances J. Roberts, Come Away My Beloved

“O My children, there is the sound of the turtledove echoing throughout the land. It is the voice of the Bridegroom calling His Bride. It is the wooing of the Spirit bringing forth a people for His Name. It is the Lord of Glory, Jesus Christ Himself, drawing together those who are His. It is the call of love, and those who truly love Him will respond. Like attracts like; and love has always been the test of true discipleship. Those whose hearts are fixed on things above will not be held by worldly entanglements (even though they may be within the organized church). Those who are listening to the voice of their Beloved will not be deafened by the cries of men. In a world filled with noises, each demanding attention, they will hear Him. Yes, they shall even hear the tender cooing of the turtledove! Another stands beside them and hears only the voice of the preacher. Another may be giving attention to the opinions and arguments of men. In the words of the beloved hymn writer: “The love of Jesus, what it is, none but His loved ones know.” You need not fear that you will miss it. Be it ever so soft, you shall hear. Your heart shall hear, and your heart shall leap with joy. You will be like Elizabeth when she was greeted by Mary. The response was immediate—an inner, involuntary response to the nearness of the Christ, even while He was yet unborn and unseen by the world. I tell you, there shall be a revelation of My nearness given to My dear ones before My second coming. Anticipate Me. Watch for Me. Your heart will listen, and your heart shall hear. I am not far off. I am looking through the lattice (see Song of Solomon 2:9). You shall see Me—you shall know—you shall rejoice.”
Frances J. Roberts, Come Away My Beloved



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