Dear Lord, and shall thy Spirit rest

Dear Lord, and shall thy Spirit rest

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 49 hymnals

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I. Dear Lord, and shall thy Spirit rest
In such a wretched heart as mine?
Unworthy dwelling! glorious guest!
Favour astonishing, divine!

II. When sin prevails, and gloomy fear,
And hope almost expires in night,
Lord, can thy Spirit then be here,
Great spring of comfort, life, and light?

III. Sure the blest comforter is nigh,
'Tis he sustains my fainting heart;
Else would my hopes forever die,
And ev'ry cheering ray depart.

IV. When some kind promise glads my soul,
Do I not find his healing voice
The tempest of my fears controul,
And bid my drooping pow'rs rejoice?

V. Whene'er to call the Saviour mine,
With ardent wish my heart aspires,
Can it be less than pow'r divine,
Which animates these strong desires?

VI. What less than thy almighty word,
Can raise my heart from earth and dust,
And bid me cleave to thee, my Lord,
My life, my treasure, and my trust?

VII. And when my chearful hope can say
I love my God, and taste his grace,
Lord, is it not thy blissful ray,
Which brings this dawn of sacred peace?

VIII. Let thy kind Spirit in my heart
Forever dwell, O God of love,
And light and heav'nly peace impart,
Sweet earnest of the joys above.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #61

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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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors: for the use of the English Evangelical Lutheran Church in New York #114Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d34
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d63
A Selection of Hymns #d50
A Selection of Hymns #d86
A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #204Page Scan
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.) #213Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH42Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d107
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #194Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d327
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H217Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #217Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: original and selected: designed for the use of families and private circles; for social prayer meetings, seasons of revival or oother occasions of special interest #31Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #188Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #177Page Scan
Hymns Selected #d41
Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d41
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #217Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d307
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #61Text
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H328Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #441Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #137Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #241Page Scan
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #42Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCXIIIPage Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #50Page Scan
Songs of the Spirit #d113
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d91
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #504Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #269Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #714Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d209
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d211
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #241Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #292Page Scan
The Good Old Songs #d127
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #61Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d69
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d136
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #S57Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #931Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #20bPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H155Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #20bPage Scan
The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d45
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D42Page Scan
The Vestry Hymn Book #d93



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