Happy the men whom strength divine

Happy the men whom strength divine

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Happy the men, whom strength divine
With ardent love and zeal inspires!
Whose steps to thy blest way incline,
With willing hearts and warm desires.

2 One day within thy sacred gate
Affords more real joy to me,
Than thousands in the tents of state;
The meanest place is bliss with thee.

3 God is a sun: our brightest day
From his reviving presence flows.
God is a shield, through all the way,
To guard us from surrounding foes.

4 O Lord of hosts, thou God of grace!
How blest, divinely blest is he,
Who trusts thy love, and seeks thy face,
And fixes all his hopes on thee!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #362

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: Happy the men whom strength divine
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #362Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #362Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #362TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #7Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #7Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #7Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #7Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #7Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #7Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #4Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #4Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #4Page Scan
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 #P84cPage Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #4Page Scan



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