And can my heart aspire so high

And can my heart aspire so high

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: DOWNS (Mason)
Published in 109 hymnals

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1 And can my heart aspire so high
To say—My Father, God?
Lord, at Thy feet, I fain would lie,
And learn to kiss the rod.

2 I would submit to all Thy will,
For thou art good and wise;
Let each rebellious thought be still,
Nor one faint murmur rise.

3 Thy love can cheer the darkest gloom,
And bid me wait serene,
Till hopes and joys immortal bloom,
And brighten all the scene.

4 My Father, God, permit my heart
To plead her humble claim,
And ask the bliss those words impart,
In my Redeemer's name.

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Author: Anne Steele

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 a… Go to person page >

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Author: Anne Steele

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And can my heart aspire so high. Anne Steele. [Submission. ] First published in her Poems, &c, new edition, 1780, vol. iii. p. 132, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, "Filial Submission," and based on Heb. xii. 7. It was included in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863, p. 147. Its use is mainly confined to American collections of various denominations.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #425Page Scan
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A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #604bPage Scan
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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms: from the most approved authors: principally from Watts & Rippon: together with originals #201Page Scan
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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #278Page Scan
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Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #376Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #376Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #376Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H317Page Scan
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Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #580Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d32
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #726Page Scan
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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B139Page Scan
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