Great God, this sacred day of Thine

Great God, this sacred day of Thine

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: ADMAH
Published in 109 hymnals

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1 Great God, this sacred day of Thine
Demands the souls' collected powers;
May we employ in works divine
These solemn, these devoted hours!
O may our souls, adoring, own
The grace that calls us to thy throne!

2 Hence, ye vain cares and trifles fly,
Where God resides appear no more;
Omniscient God! thy piercing eye
Can every secret thought explore.
O may thy grace our hearts refine,
And fix our thoughts on things divine.

3 The word of life, dispensed to day,
Invites us to a heavenly feast;
May every ear the call obey,
Be every heart a humble guest!
O bid the wretched sons of need
On soul-reviving dainties feed.

3 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart,
And may thy word, with life divine,
Engage the ear and warm the heart;
Then shall the day, indeed be thine:
Then shall our souls, adoring, own
The grace that calls us to thy throne.

A New Selection of Hymns, 1812

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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First Line: Great God, this sacred day of Thine
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Source: Wesley's Col.
Language: English

Notes

Great God, this [hallow'd] sacred day of Thine. Anne Steele. [Sunday.] It was included In her Miscellaneous Poems, which were added to her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional (1st edition, 1760), as a third volume in 1780, p. 138, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. First published in 1769 in the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash and Evans, No. 308, and from that date it came into general and somewhat extensive use. In some collections it begins, "Great God, this hallow’d day of Thine." Its use in this form is limited. Original text in D. Sedgwick's reprint of Miss Steele's Hymns, 1863, p. 151.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #23Page Scan
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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #50Page Scan
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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #295Page Scan
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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #151Page Scan
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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #10Page Scan
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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #34Page Scan
Hymns suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church and Other Occasions of Public Worship ... approved by the Convention of 1826 #d60
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d51
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