And will the Lord thus condescend

And will the Lord thus condescend

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 89 hymnals

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1 And will the Lord thus condescend
To visit sinful worms?
Thus at the door shall mercy stand
In all her winning forms?

2 Surprising grace!--and shall my heart
Unmoved and cold remain?
Has this hard rock no tender part?
Must mercy please in vain?

3 Shall Jesus for admission sue--
His charming voice unheard?
And this vile heart, his rightful due,
Remain for ever barred?

4 'Tis sin, alas! with tyrant power,
My heart hath long oppressed;
And crowds of traitors bar the door
Against the heavenly guest.

5 Ye dangerous inmates, hence depart:
Dear Saviour, enter in,
And guard the passage to my heart,
And keep out every sin.

Source: The Book of Worship #64

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 will the Lord thus condescend? Anne Steele. [The Love of Christ]. First published in her Poems, 1760, vol. i. p. 67, in (5 stanzas of 4 lines, based on Rev. iii. 20, and entitled "The Heavenly Guest." In 1769 it was included in the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash and Evans, and came thus into common use. It was also repeated in a new edition of the Poems, 1780, and in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863, p. 42. At the present time its use is mainly confined to America.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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