Anne Steele

Short Name: Anne Steele
Full Name: Steele, Anne, 1717-1778
Birth Year: 1717
Death Year: 1778

Anne Steele was born at Broughton, Hampshire, in 1717. Her father was a timber merchant, and at the same time officiated as the lay pastor of the Baptist Society at Broughton. Her mother died when she was 3. At the age of 19 she became an invalid after injuring her hip. At the age of 21 she was engaged to be married but her fiance drowned the day of the wedding. On the occasion of his death she wrote the hymn "When I survey life's varied scenes." After the death of her fiance she assisted her father with his ministry and remained single. Despite her sufferings she maintained a cheerful attitude. She published a book of poetry Poems on subjects chiefly devotional in 1760 under the pseudonym "Theodosia." The remaining works were published after her death, they include 144 hymns, 34 metrical psalms, and about 50 poems on metrical subjects.

Dianne Shapiro (from Dictionary of National Biography, 1898 and Songs from the hearts of women by Nicholas Smith, 1903
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Anne Steele was the daughter of Particular Baptist preacher and timber merchant William Steele. She spent her entire life in Broughton, Hampshire, near the southern coast of England, and devoted much of her time to writing. Some accounts of her life portray her as a lonely, melancholy invalid, but a revival of research in the last decade indicates that she had been more active and social than what was previously thought. She was theologically conversant with Dissenting ministers and "found herself at the centre of a literary circle that included family members from various generations, as well as local literati." She chose a life of singleness to focus on her craft. Before Christmas in 1742, she declined a marriage proposal from contemporary minister-hymnist Benjamin Beddome. All the same, some of Steele's sufferings were very real. She lost her mother at age 3, a potential suitor at age 20, her step mom at 43, and her sister-in-law at 45. She spent many years caring for her father until his death in 1769. For most of her life, she exhibited symptoms of malaria, including persistent pain, fever, headaches, and stomach aches. Caleb Evans, in his preface to Steele's posthumous Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose (1780), noted that she had been bed ridden for "some years" before her death:

When the interesting hour came, she welcomed its arrival, and though her feeble body was excruciated with pain, her mind was perfectly serene. . . . She took the most affectionate leave of her weeping friends around her, and at length, the happy moment of her dismission arising, she closed her eyes, and with these animating words on her dying lips, "I know that my Redeemer liveth," gently fell asleep in Jesus.

Historically, her most popular hymn has been "When I survey life's varied scene" (and its shortened form, "Father, whate'er of earthly bliss"), a hymn that turns earthly loss or denial into a spirit of thankfulness, published in over 800 North American hymnals since 1792. Not all of her work deals with personal agony. Her hymns span a wide doctrinal and ecclesiastical range, some crafted and used for her father's congregation. Her metrical psalms are among the finest of the genre. Steele's hymns and psalms were published in two volumes in 1760, Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, under the pseudonym Theodosia, with an additional volume of material published after her death, in Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose, 1780. Sixty two of her hymns, including new material and some revisions by Steele, were published in a hymnal for Baptists in 1769, A Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, edited by Caleb Evans and John Ash. Forty seven were included in John Rippon's A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors in 1787; the only author with larger representation was Philip Doddridge, with 101. These collections represent the earliest attempts to anthologize Baptist hymns and were vital for bringing Steele's hymns into wider public worship, where they have been a mainstay for over two hundred years.

Chris Fenner adapted from The Towers (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, August 2015)
Recommended Bibliography:
Cynthia Y. Aalders, To Express the Ineffable: The Hymns and Spirituality of Anne Steele (Milton Keynes, U.K.: Paternoster, 2008).
Cynthia Y. Aalders, "In melting grief and ardent love: Anne Steele's contribution to eighteenth-century hymnody," The Hymn (summer 2009), 16-25.
J.R. Broome, A Bruised Reed: The Life and Times of Anne Steele (Harpenden, U.K.: Gospel Standard Trust Publications, 2007).
Joseph Carmichael, The Hymns of Anne Steele in John Rippon's Selection of Hymns: A Theological Analysis in the Context of the English Particular Baptist Revival (2012), dissertation, http://digital.library.sbts.edu/handle/10392/4112
Priscilla Wong, Anne Steele and Her Spiritual Vision (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012)

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Steele, Anne, born in 1716, was the daughter of Mr. Wm. Steele, a timber merchant, and pastor, without salary, of the Baptist Church at Broughton, in Hampshire. At an early age she showed a taste for literature, and would often entertain her friends by her poetical compositions. But it was not until 1760 that she could be prevailed upon to publish. In that year two volumes appeared under the title of Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, by Theodosia. After her death, which occurred in November, 1778, a new edition was published with an additional volume and a Preface by the Rev. Dr. Caleb Evans, of Bristol (Bristol, 1780). In the three volumes are 144 hymns, 34 Psalms in verse, and about 30 short poems. They have been reprinted in one vol. by D. Sedgwick, 1863….

Among Baptist hymnwriters Miss Steele stands at the head, if we regard either the number of her hymns which have found a place in the hymnals of the last 120 years, or the frequency with which they have been sung. Although few of them can be placed in the first rank of lyrical compositions, they are almost uniformly simple in language, natural and pleasing in imagery, and full of genuine Christian feeling. Miss Steele may not inappropriately be compared with Miss F. R. Havergal, our "Theodosia" of the 19th century. In both there is the same evangelic fervour, in both the same intense personal devotion to the Lord Jesus. But whilst Miss Steele seems to think of Him more frequently as her "bleeding, dying Lord "—dwelling on His sufferings in their physical aspect—Miss Havergal oftener refers to His living help and sympathy, recognizes with gladness His present claims as "Master" and "King," and anticipates almost with ecstasy His second coming. Looking at the whole of Miss Steele's hymns, we find in them a wider range of thought than in Miss Havergal's compositions. She treats of a greater variety of subjects. On the other hand, Miss Havergal, living in this age of missions and general philanthropy, has much more to say concerning Christian work and personal service for Christ and for humanity. Miss Steele suffered from delicacy of health and from a great sorrow, which befell her in the death of her betrothed under peculiarly painful circumstances. In other respects her life was uneventful, and occupied chiefly in the discharge of such domestic and social duties as usually fall to the lot of the eldest daughter of a village pastor. She was buried in Broughton churchyard. [Rev W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]
A large number of Miss Steele's hymns are in common use, the larger proportion being in American hymnbooks. In addition to "Almighty Maker of my frame," “Far from these narrow scenes of night," "Father of mercies in Thy word," and others annotated under their respective first lines, there are also:—

i. From her Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, 1760, vols. i., ii.
1. Come, let our souls adore the Lord. Pleading for Mercy. One of two hymns "On the Fast, Feb. 11, 1757," the first being "While justice waves her vengeful hand."
2. Come, tune ye saints, your noblest strains. Christ Dying and Rising.
3. Deep are the wounds which sin has made. Christ, the Physician.
4. Enslaved by sin, and bound in chains. Redemption.
5. Eternal power, almighty God. Divine Condescension.
6. Eternal Source of joys divine. Divine Assurance desired.
7. Great God, to Thee my evening song. Evening.
8. Great Source of boundless power and grace. Desiring to Trust in God.
9. Hear, gracious [God] Lord, my humble moan [prayer] . The presence of God desired.
10. Hear, O my God, with pity hear. Ps. cxliii.
11. How long shall earth's alluring toys ? On Longing after unseen pleasures.
12. How lovely, how divinely sweet. Ps. lxxziv.
13. How oft, alas, this wretched heart. Pardoning Love.
14. In vain my roving thoughts would find. Lasting Happiness.
15. Jesus, the spring of joys divine. Christ the Way.
16. Lord, how mysterious are Thy ways. Providence.
17. Lord, Thou hast been Thy Children's God. Ps. xc.
18. Lord, we adore Thy boundless grace. Divine Bounty.
19. Lord, when my [our] raptured thought surveys. Creation and Providence.
20. Lord, when my thoughts delighted rove. Passiontide.
21. My God, 'tis to Thy mercy seat. Divine Mercy.
22. My God, to Thee I call. Lent.
23. O for a sweet, inspiring ray. The Ascended Saviour.
24. O Thou Whose tender mercy hears. Lent.
25. Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face. Strength and Safety in God alone.
26. Should famine o'er the mourning field. During Scarcity.
27. So fades the lovely, blooming flower. Death of a Child.
28. Stretched on the Cross the Saviour dies. Good Friday.
29. The Lord, my Shepherd and my Guide. Ps.xxiii.
30. The Lord, the God of glory reigns. Ps. xciii.
31. The Saviour calls; let every ear. The Invitation.
32. There is a glorious world on high. True Honour.
33. Thou lovely [only] Source of true delight. Desiring to know Jesus.
34. Thou only Sovereign of my heart. Life in Christ alone.
35. To Jesus, our exalted Lord. Holy Communion.
36. To our Redeemer's glorious Name. Praise to the Redeemer.
37. To your Creator, God. A Rural Hymn.
38. When I survey life's varied scene. Resignation.
39. When sins and fears prevailing rise. Christ the Life of the Soul.
40. Where is my God? does He retire. Rreathing after God.
41. While my Redeemer's near. The Good Shepherd.
42. Why sinks my weak desponding mind? Hope in God.
43. Ye earthly vanities, depart. Love for Christ desired.
44. Ye glittering toys of earih adieu. The Pearl of great Price.
45. Ye humble souls, approach your God. Divine Goodness.

ii. From the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769.
46. Come ye that love the Saviour's Name. Jesus, the King of Saints.
47. How helpless guilty nature lies. Need of Receiving Grace.
48. Praise ye the Lord let praise employ. Praise.

iii. Centos and Altered Texts,
49. How blest are those, how truly wise. True honour. From "There is a glorious world on high."
50. How far beyond our mortal view. Christ the Supreme Beauty. From "Should nature's charms to please the eye," 1760, st. iii.
51. In vain I trace creation o'er. True happiness. From "When fancy spreads her boldest wings," 1760, st. ii.
52. Jesus, and didst thou leave the sky? Praise to Jesus. From “Jesus, in Thy transporting name," 1760, st. iv.
53. Look up, my soul, with cheerful eye. Breathing after God. From No. 40, st. v.
54. Lord, in the temple of Thy grace. Christ His people's Joy. From "The wondering nations have beheld," 1760, st. iii.
55. My God, O could I make the claim. Part of No. 9 above.
56. My soul, to God, its source, aspires. God, the Soul's only Portion. From "In vain the world's alluring smile," st. iii.
57. O could our thoughts and wishes fly. Part of No. 11 above, st. iv.
58. O for the eye of faith divine. Death anticipated. From "When death appears before my sight," 1760, st. iii., vii., viii. altered, with opening stanzas from another source.
59. O Jesus, our exalted Head. Holy Communion. From "To Jesus, our exalted Lord." See No. 35.
60. O world of bliss, could mortal eyes. Heaven. From "Far from these narrow scenes of night."
61. See, Lord, Thy willing subjects bow. Praise to Christ. From "O dearer to my thankful heart," 1780, st. 5.
62. Stern winter throws his icy chains. Winter. From "Now faintly smile day's hasty hours," 1760, st. ii.
63. Sure, the blest Comforter is nigh. Whitsuntide. From "Dear Lord, and shall Thy Spirit rest," 1760, st. iii.
64. The God of my salvation lives. In Affliction. From, "Should famine, &c," No. 26, st. iv.
65. The Gospel, O what endless charms. The Gospel of Redeeming Love. From "Come, Heavenly Love, inspire my song."
66. The mind was formed lo mount sublime. The Fettered Mind. From "Ah! why should this immortal mind?" 1760, st. ii.
67. The once loved form now cold and dead. Death of a Child. From "Life is a span, a fleeting hour," 1760, st. iii.
68. Thy gracious presence, O my God. Consolation in Affliction. From "In vain, while dark affliction spreads," 1780, st. iv.
69. Thy kingdom, Lord, for ever stands. Ps. cxlv. From "My God, my King, to Thee I'll raise," 1760, st. xii.
70. Triumphant, Christ ascends on high. Ascension. From "Come, Heavenly Love, inspire my song," 1760, st. xxxii.
71. When blest with that transporting view. Christ the Redeemer. From "Almighty Father, gracious Lord," 1760, st. xi.
72. When death before my sight. Death Anticipated. From "When death appears before my sight," 1760.
73. When gloomy thoughts and boding fears. Com¬forts of Religion. From "O blest religion, heavenly fair," 1760, st. ii.
74. When weary souls with sin distrest. Invitation to Rest. From "Come, weary souls, with sin distressed," 1760.
75. Whene'er the angry passions rise. Example of Christ. From “And is the gospel peace and love?" 1760, st. ii.

All the foregoing hymns are in D. Sedgwick's reprint of Miss Steele's Hymns, 1863.

--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Steele, Anne, p. 1089, i., Additional hymns in common use:
1. Amazing love that stoop'd so low. Thankfulness. From "O dearer to my thankful heart," 1780, iii.
2. Bright scenes of bliss, unclouded skies. Saved by Hope. Poems, 1760, i. p. 228.
3. Jesus demands this heart of mine. Pardon De¬sired. Poems, 1760, i. p. 120.
4. Jesus, Thou Source divine. Christ the Way. Poems, 1760, i. p. 53, altered.
5. Lord, how mysterious are Thy ways. Mysteries of Providence. Poems, 1760, i. p. 131.
6. Lord^in Thy great, Thy glorious Name. Ps. xxxi. Poems, 1760, ii. p. 158.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Texts by Anne Steele (378)sort iconAsInstances
A mother may forgetful beAnne Steele (Author)32
Ah, wretched souls, who strive in vainAnne Steele (Author)69
Ah! why should this immortal mindAnne Steele (Author)4
Ah why should this mistaken mindMrs. Steele (Author)9
Ah! wretched, vile, ungrateful heartAnne Steele (Author)39
Alas! my heart where is thy absent GodAnne Steele (Author)1
Alas what hourly dangers riseAnne Steele (Author)171
Almighty author of my frameAnne Steele (Author)5
Almighty Father, gracious LordAnne Steele (Author)89
Almighty goodness, power divineMrs. Steele (Author)8
Almighty maker of my frameAnne Steele (1716-1778) (Author)76
Almighty refuge of my soulMrs. Steele (Author)5
Almighty Sov'reign, gracious LordAnne Steele (Author)1
Amazing love, that stooped so lowAnne Steele (Author)3
Amid the splendors of thy stateSteele (Author)2
And can my heart aspire so highAnne Steele (Author)80
And did the Holy and the JustAnne Steele (Author)87
And is the gospel peace and love?Anne Steele (Author)148
Is there no kind, no lenient artAnne Steele (Author)13
And now my soul, another yearAnne Steele (Author)1
And will the Lord thus condescendSteele (Author)62
Angels from the realms of glorySteele (Author)1
Angels we have heard on highAnne Steele (Author)6
Another day is past, The hours forever fledAnne Steele (Author)1
Art thou not mine, my living LordA. Steele (Author)2
As the poor hart, tir'd in the chaseAnne Steele (Author)1
Awake, awake the sacred songAnne Steele (Author)101
Awake, my drowsy soul, these airy visions chaseAnne Steele (Author)6
Awake, my soul, awake, my tongueMrs. Steele (Author)34
Awake, my soul, nor slumbering lieAnne Steele (Author)1
Before thy throne, O God of graceAnne Steele (Author)1
Begone, ye gilded vanities I seek substantial goodAnne Steele (Author)6
Beneath my God's protecting armAnne Steele (Author)4
Beyond this gloomy nightAnne Steele (Author)3
Blest be the Lord, my strength, my shieldAnne Steele (Author)1
Bright scenes of blissAnne Steele (Author)4
Can aught beneath a power divineAnne Steele (Author)9
Can I bid thee, lovely strangerAnne Steele (Author)1
Celestial content, inexhaustible treasureAnne Steele (Author)1
Now with eternal glory crownedA. Steele (Author)5
Come heavenly love, inspire my songAnne Steele (Author)40
Come, let our souls adore the LordAnne Steele (Author)28
Come, Lord, and warm each languid heartAnne Steele (Author)109
Come, O ye saints, your voices raiseAnne Steele (Author)14
Come praise the Lord, ye tuneful bandsAnne Steele (Author)1
Come, thou desire of all thy saintsAnne Steele, 1717-1778 (Author)144
Come tune, ye saints, your noblest strainsSteele (Author)21
Come weary souls! with sin distressedSteele (Author)211
Come, ye that love the Savior's nameAnne Steele, 1717-1778 (Author)195
Could all the powers of eloquence divineAnne Steele (Author)1
Create, O God, my powers anewAnne Steele (Author)17
Dear center of my best soul's desiresAnne Steele (Author)6
Dear Lord, and shall thy Spirit restAnne Steele (Author)40
Dear refuge of my weary soulSteele (Author)250
Dear Savior, When my thoughts recallAnne Steele (Author)74
Dear Savior, thy victorious love Steele (Author)8
Death, 'tis a name with terror fraughtAnne Steele (Author)3
Deep are the wounds which sin has madeAnne Steele (Author)117
Descend from heaven, almighty LordAnne Steele (Author)2
Distant Lord, from thine abodeAnne Steele (Author)4
Divine instructor, gracious LordAnne Steele (Author)2
Earth's old foundations thou hast laidAnne Steele (Author)2
Engaging argument! here let me restAnne Steele (Author)1
Enough to nature and to grief is paidAnne Steele (Author)1
Enslaved by sin and bound in chainsAnne Steele (Author)42
Eternal power, almighty GodAnne Steele (Author)33
Eternal source of every joyAnne Steele (Author)1
Eternal Source of joys divineMrs. Steele (Author)10
Eternity is just at handSteele (Author)93
Extensive promise! O what hopes divineAnne Steele (Author)1
Faith leads to joys beyond the skyAnne Steele (Author)3
Far from these narrow scenes of nightAnne Steele (Author)214
Father of men, thy care we blessSteele (Author)1
Father of mercies, in thy wordAnne Steele (Author)563
Father, whate'er of earthly blissAnne Steele (Author)646
Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tearAnne Steele (Author)2
From the dark borders of despairMrs. Steele (Author)2
Glory to God, who reigns aboveSteele (Author)1
God of my life, my morning songSteele (Author)58
Gott, der du frueh und sp'tAnne Steele (Author)3
Great God, inspire each heart and tongueAnne Steele (Author)1
Great God preserved by thine armSteele (Author)12
Great God, this sacred day of ThineMrs. Steele (Author)65
Great God, thy holy name we praiseAnne Steele (Author)3
Great God, to Thee my evening song, With humble gratitude I raiseAnne Steele (Author)203
Great God, while nature speaks thy praiseMrs. Steele (Author)4
Great is our guilt, our fears are greatAnne Steele (Author)2
Great is the Lord, our souls adoreAnne Steele (Author)15
Great King of kings, eternal GodMrs. Steele (Author)8
Great Ruler of the earth and skiesAnne Steele (1717-1778) (Author)65
Great Saviour, born of David's raceAnne Steele (Author)1
Great Source of boundless power and graceAnne Steele (Author)10
Happy the man of heavenly birthAnne Steele (Author)1
Happy the soul whose wishes climbMrs. Steele (Author)13
Happy the men whom strength divineMrs. Steele (Author)10
He lives, the great Redeemer livesAnne Steele (Author)182
Hear, gracious God, my humble moanAnne Steele (Author)51
Hear, O my God, with pity hearAnne Steele (Author)4
How are thy servants blest, O Lord Mrs Steele (Author)1
How blest are they, how truly wiseAnne Steele (Author (st. 1))1
How blest are those, how truly wiseAnne Steele (Author)12
How blest the minds which daily riseAnne Steele (Author)1
How changed the face of nature showsMrs. Steele (Author)3
How far beyond our mortal sightAnne Steele (Author)11
How far beyond our mortal sight The Lord of glory dwellsAnne Steele (Author)1
How helpless guilty nature liesAnne Steele (Author)166
How long, forgetful of thy heavenly birthAnne Steele (Author)1
How long shall earth's alluring toysSteele (Author)32
How long wilt thou, O God of graceAnne Steele (Author)1
How lovely, how divinely sweetSteele (Author)34
How oft, alas! this wretched heartAnne Steele (Author)218
How pleasing is the scene, how sweetSteele (Author)11
How precious is the book divineAnne Steele (Author (verse 4))1
How sweet, how languid is th'immortal mind!Anne Steele (Author)1
How vain a thought is bliss belowMrs. Steele (Author)10
I love the Lord, his gracious earMrs. Steele (Author)5
If my immortal Savior livesAnne Steele (Author)5
Imperfect creatures of a dayMrs. Steele (Author)5
In Christ I've all my soul's desireAnne Steele (Author)6
In vain I search creation o'erSteele (Author)33
In vain my roving thoughts would findAnne Steele (Author)21
In vain the erring world inquiresAnne Steele (Author)15
In vain the giddy world inquiresSteele (Author)1
In vain the world's alluring smileSteele (Author)12
In vain we trace creation o'erSteele (Author)2
In vain, while dark affliction spreadsMrs. Steele (Author)6
In vain would boasting reason findA. Steele, 1716-78 (Author)27
Indulgent father, ever gracious GodAnne Steele (Author)1
Indulgent still to my requestAnne Steele (Author)1
Is this a theme of mirth? who can rejoiceAnne Steele (Author)1
Jesus and didst thou leave the skyAnne Steele (Author)52
Jesus demands this heart of mineSteele (Author)48
Jesus, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow TheeAnne Steele (Author)1
Jesus, in thy transporting nameSteele (Author)56
Jesus, my Lord, in thy dear name uniteAnne Steele (Author)1
Jesus, no other name but thineAnne Steele (Author)5
Jesus once left his throne on highAnne Steele (Author)5
Jesus, the spring of joys divineSteele (Author)43
Jesus, thou Source divineAnne Steele (Author)10
Jesus, to thy celestial lightSteele (Author)11
Jesus, what shall I do to showSteele (Author)3
Jesus, who vanquished all our foesAnne Steele (Author)2
Laden with guilt, sinners, ariseAnne Steele (Author)1
Let every creature join To bless Jehovah's nameAnne Steele (Author)24
Let fame the shining annals spreadAnne Steele (Author)1
Life is a journey, heav'n my homeAnne Steele (Author)1
Life is a span, a fleeting hourSteele (Author)115
See, Jesus stands with open armsAnne Steele (Author)9
Long and mournful is the nightAnne Steele (Author)4
Long has divine compassion stroveAnne Steele (Author)2
Look up my soul with cheerful eyeAnne Steele (Author)5
Lord, hear thy servant's humble pray'rTheodosia [Anne Steele] (Author)1
Lord, how my numerous foes increaseAnne Steele (Author)1
Lord, how Mysterious are thy Ways!Anne Steele (Author)53
Lord, how shall sinners dareAnne Steele (Author)7
Lord, how shall wretched sinners dareSteele (Author)24
Lord, I commit my soul to theeAnne Steele (Author)5
Lord, in the temples of thy graceAnne Steele (Author)34
Lord, in thy great, thy glorious nameMrs. Steele (Author)31
Lord, let thy mercy, full and freeAnne Steele (Author)2
Lord, may our souls thy grace adoreAnne Steele (Author)2
Lord of my life, O may thy praiseAnne Steele (Author)71
Lord of my life to thee my powers belongAnne Steele (Author)1
Lord of the earth, and sea, and skiesAnne Steele (Author)9
Lord, thou hast been thy children's GodAnne Steele (Author)17
Lord, thou hast made me know thy waysSteele (Author)1
Lord, we adore thy boundless graceMrs. Steele (Author)14
Lord, when our raptured thought surveysAnne Steele (Author)98
Lord, when my wretched soul surveysAnne Steele (Author)1
Lord, when my thoughts delighted roveMrs. Steele (Author)42
Lord, while my thoughts with wonder traceAnne Steele (Author)5
Lord, while thy judgments shake the landAnne Steele (Author)3
Lord, while around thy board we meetAnn Steele (Author)1
Low at thy gracious feet I bendAnne Steele (Author)9
Make us, by thy transforming graceSteele (Author)21
My Father, cheering nameMrs. Steele (Author)52
My God, 'tis to Thy mercy seatAnne Steele (Author)146
My God, my Father, blissful nameAnne Steele (Author)138
My God, my Father, while I strayAnne Steele (Author)1
My God, my Father, thou art wise Steele (Author)3
My God, my hope, if thou art mineMrs. Steele (Author)7
My God, my King, to thee I'll raiseMrs. Steele (Author)8
My God, O could I make the claimAnne Steele (Author)5
My God, the visits of thy faceAnne Steele (Author)17
My God, to thee I callAnne Steele (Author)1
My God, to thee my soul aspiresMrs. Steele (Author)5
My God, what blessings round me shoneMrs. Steele (Author)9
My God, whene'er my longing heartAnne Steele (Author)13
My great preserver, to thy gracious handAnne Steele (Author)1
My Maker and my King!Mrs. Steele (Author)141
My soul no more shall strive in vainMrs. Steele (Author)3
My soul to God, its source, aspiresAnne Steele (Author)1
My soul, with cheerful eyeAnne Steele (Author)1
Now faintly smile day's hasty hoursAnne Steele (Author)4
Now I resolve with all my heartAnne Steele (Author)115
Now let us raise our cheerful strainsSteele (Author)50
Now to the shining seats of blissAnne Steele (Author)1
Now to thy heavenly father's praiseMrs. Steele (Author)9
O blessed comforter, draw nighAnne Steele (Author)1
O blest religion, heavenly fairAnne Steele (Author)4
O could we read our int'rest hereAnne Steele (Author)1
O dearer to my thankful heartAnne Steele (Author)1
O for an heart to love my GodAnne Steele (Author)1
O for a sweet, inspiring raySteele (Author)80
O for the animating fireAnne Steele (Author)1
O for the eye of faith divineAnne Steele (Author)3
O God, my Sun, thy blissful raysAnne Steele (Author)25
O God, while nature speaks thy praiseAnne Steele (Author)4
O gracious God, in Whom I liveAnne Steele (Author)23
O happiness, thou pleasing dreamMrs. Steele (Author)7
O Jesus, our exalted LordAnne Steele (Author)5
O kind adversity, thou friend to truthAnne Steele (Author)1
O could our thoughts and wishes flySteele (Author)121
O let thy sacred word impartAnne Steele (Author)4
O Lord, and shall thy Spirit restAnna Steele (Author)4
O Lord, encouraged by thy graceSteele (Author)29
O Lord, how glorious is thy nameAnne Steele (Author)1
O Lord, my best desires fulfillMrs. Steele (Author (vs. 4-6))2
O Lord my God, oppressed with griefAnne Steele (Author)2
O Lord my life, my Savior, GodSteele (Author)3
O Lord, my strength, my righteousnessAnne Steele (Author)1
O Saviour, hear a little childAnna S. (Author)2
O sent by heav'n, to teach the Saviour's praiseAnne Steele (Author)1
O that the Lord would hear my crySteele (Author)2
O Thou, to whose all-searching sightSteele (Author)2
O thou whose mercy hearsAnne Steele (Author)29
O thou whose tender mercy hearsAnne Steele (Author)220
O while I breathe to thee my LordSteele (Author)2
O'erwhelmed with restless griefs and fearsSteele (Author)5
Oft have I said, with inward sighsAnne Steele (Author)1
O world of bliss could mortal eyesMrs. Steele (Author)4
Oppressed with fear, oppressed with griefAnne Steele (Author)11
Peace, my complaining, doubting heartMrs. Steele (Author)11
Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy faceAnne Steele (Author)25
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Ken)Steele (Author)1
Praise ye the Lord, let praise employMrs. Steele (Author)42
Praise ye the Lord, O blissful themeSteele (Author)9
Preserved by thine almighty armSteele (Author)2
Providence profusely kindAnne Steele (Author)17
Recall, my heart, that dreadful hourAnne Steele (Author)1
Religion can assuage the tempest of the soulAnne Steele (Author)4
Sad pris'ners in a house of clayAnne Steele (Author)1
Say, while you press with growing loveAnne Steele (Author)3
See, gracious God, before Thy throneSteele (Author)110
See, Lord, thy willing subjects bowSteele (Author)14
Should famine o'er the mourning fieldAnne Steele (Author)29
Should nature's charms to please the eyeAnne Steele (Author)9
Sing to the Lord, let praise inspireMrs. Steele (Author)10
So fades the lovely, blooming flowerSteele (Author)90
So lang mein Jesus lebtAnne Steele (Author)1
Source of eternal joys divineSteele (Author)26
Stern winter throws his icy chainsSteele (Author)77
Stretched on the cross the Savior diesSteele (Author)136
Sun of Righteousness, arise, Chase the slumbers from our eyes!Mrs. Steele (Author)2
Sure I must love the Savior's nameAnne Steele (Author)1
Sure the blest Comforter is nighSteele (Author)68
That awful hour will soon appearSteele (Author)30
The cares of mortal life, how vain!Anne Steele (Author)1
The day of praise is doneAnne Steele (Author)6
The gift indulgent heaven bestowsAnne Steele (Author)22
The God of mercy be adoredAnne Steele (Author)1
The God of my salvation livesAnne Steele (Author)19
The Holy Spirit sure is nighAnne Steele (Author)6
The kind Redeemer left his throneAnne Steele (Author)4
The Lord forgets his wonted graceAnne Steele (Author)1
The Lord, my Savior, is my LightSteele (Author)10
The Lord, my Shepherd and my GuideAnne Steele (Author)5
The Lord of life, the Savior diesAnne Steele (Author)14
The Lord, the God of glory reignsAnne Steele (Author)28
The loving kindness of the Lord, delightful themeAnne Steele (Author)1
The man of humble, upright heartMrs. Steele (Author)6
The mind was formed to mount sublimeAnne Steele (Author)16
The once loved form, now cold and deadAnne Steele (Author)32
The pains that wait our fleeting breathAnne Steele (Author)1
The praises of my God and my KingMrs. Steele (Author)9
The rising morn the closing dayMrs. Steele (Author)19
The saints may rest within the tombAnne Steele (Author)1
The Savior calls, let every earSteele (Author)229
The Savior, O what endless charmsSteele (Author)200
The traveller lost in nightAnne Steele (Author)18
The weary traveler lost in nightMrs. Steele (Author)6
The wondering nations have beheldSteele (Author)11
Thee, Lord, my thankful soul would blessAnne Steele (Author)1
Thee, dearest Lord, my soul adoresAnne Steele (Author)3
Then shone almighty power and loveAnne Steele (Author)2
Then sing we the praise of cold waterAnne Steele (Author)3
There is a glorious world on highMrs. Steele (Author)46
There is a God, all nature speaksSteele (Author)108
There, low before his glorious throneAnne Steele (Author)2
Those happy realms of joy and peaceMrs. Steele (Author)14
Thou great Creator, Father, LordAnne Steele (Author)4
Thou, Lord, hast earth's foundation laidAnne Steele (Author)5
Thou lovely Source of true delightAnne Steele (Author)105
Thou only center of my restSteele (Author)16
Thou only Sovereign of my heartSteele (Author)155
Thou Prince of glory, slain for me, Breathing forgiveness in thy prayerSteele (Author)2
Hence, vain, intruding world, departMrs. Steele (Author)10
Though nature's voice you must obeyAnne Steele (Author)16
Though terrors late alarm'd my breastAnne Steele (Author)1
Thy gracious presence, O my GodAnne Steele (Author)26
Thy kingdom, Lord, forever standsMrs. Steele (Author)13
Thy wisdom, power and goodness, LordMrs. Steele (Author)25
'Tis wisdom, mercy, love divineAnne Steele (Author)6
To dwell in poverty belowAnne Steele (Author)2
To God, I rais'd my earnest criesAnne Steele (Author)1
To God, its source, my soul aspiresMrs. Steele (Author)9
To God, the refuge of his saintsAnne Steele (Author)1
To Jesus our exalted Lord, Dear name by heaven and earth adoredSteele (Author)63
To Jesus, our victorious LordAnne Steele (Author)4
To our Redeemer's glorious nameAnne Steele (Author)257
To thee, almighty God, we bringAnne Steele (Author)1
To thee, my God, my heart shall bringMrs. Steele (Author)14
To view, unveiled, thy radiant faceAnne Steele (Author)2
To your Creator, GodAnne Steele (Author)33
Triumphant, Christ ascends on highAnne Steele (Author)13
Upheld by God's almighty armAnne Steele (Author)7
Vain world, be gone, nor vex my heartAnne Steele (Author)1
Vexatious world, thy flatt'ring snaresAnne Steele (Author)1
Was it for sin, for mortal guiltAnne Steele (Author)1
Weary of these low scenes of nightAnne Steele (Author)10
What less than thine almighty wordAnne Steele, 1760, abr. (Author)2
What shall I render to the Lord, Or how his wondrous grace record?Mrs. Steele (Author)8
What soft delight the peaceful bosom warmsAnne Steele (Author)3
When angry nations rush to armsAnne Steele (Author)6
When blest with that transporting viewAnne Steele (Author)2
When blooming youth is snatched awaySteele (Author)212
When death appears before my sightSteele (Author)49
When death before my sightAnne Steele (Author)4
When doubts and fears prevailing riseAnne Steele (Author)6
When fainting in the sultry wasteSteele (Author)24
When fancy spreads her boldest wingsAnne Steele (Author)22
When filled with grief, my anxious heartAnne Steele (Author)1
When gloomy thoughts and boding fearsMrs. Steele (Author)16
When gloomy thoughts and fearsAnne Steele (Author)32
When I resolv'd to watch my thoughtsAnne Steele (Author)1
When I survey life's varied sceneAnne Steele (Author)29
When, in his earthly courts, we viewAnne Steele (Author)4
When Israel through the desert passedMrs. Steele (Author)5
When present sufferings pain our heartsAnne Steele (Author)10
When sin and sorrow, fear and painAnne Steele (Author)8
When sins and fears prevailing riseAnne Steele (Author)121
When the blest Comforter is nighAnne Steele (Author)7
When youth and [or] age are snatched awayAnne Steele (Author)10
Whene'er the angry passions riseSteele (Author)23
Whene'er to call the Savior mineAnne Steele (Author)3
Where Babel's rivers winding strayAnne Steele (Author)1
Where is my God? Does he retireSteele (Author)61
Where shall I fly but to thy feetAnne Steele (Author)2
While beauty clothes the fertile vale Anne Steele (Author)2
When verdure clothes the fertile valeMrs. Steele (Author)96
While God my Father's nearMrs. Steele (Author)8
While justice waves her vengeful handSteele (Author)10
While my Redeemer's nearMrs. Steele (Author)126
While sweet reflection through my daysAnne Steele (Author)2
While thou, my Lord, art nearAnn Steele (Author)2
While to the grave our friends are borneMrs. Steele (Author)22
While verdant hill and blooming valeAnne Steele (Author)12
Why breathes my anxious heart the frequent sigh?Anne Steele (Author)1
Why do the heathen nations riseAnne Steele (Author)1
Why is my heart with grief oppressedAnne Steele (Author)11
Why is the heaven-descended mindAnne Steele (Author)1
Why should my pining spirit beAnne Steele (Author)2
Why should my spirit cleave to earthAnne Steele (Author)1
Why should the world's alluring toysAnne Steele (Author)10
Why sinks my weak desponding mindSteele (Author)51
With all the boasted pomp of warAnne Steele (Author)2
Ye earthly vanities, departSteele (Author)11
Ye gay deceivers of the mindAnne Steele (Author)1
Ye glittering toys of earth, adieuSteele (Author)102
Ye humble souls, approach your GodAnne Steele (Author)125
Ye humble souls complain no moreSteele (Author)50
Ye mothers, who, with growing loveSteele (Author)3
Ye mourning sinners, here discloseSteele (Author)11
Ye rivers, as ye flowAnne Steele (Author)2
Ye trees, which form the shadeAnne Steele (Author)2
Ye warblers of the vernal shadeAnne Steele (Author)1
Ye wretched, hungry, starving poorAnne Steele (Author)238
Ye wretched sons of men draw nearAnne Steele (Author)2

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