In Christ I've all my soul's desire

In Christ I've all my soul's desire

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 26 hymnals

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: In Christ I've all my soul's desire
Author: Anne Steele

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In Christ I've all my soul's desire. [Christ All in All.] Appeared in the Christian Magazine, 1790, and signed "W. G. Bristol." In 1806, it was transferred, with alterations, to John Dobell's New Selection No. 44, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. This, the recognized form of the text, is in common use in Great Britain and America, including Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, and the Dutch Reformed Hymns for the Church, N. Y., 1869.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #174Page Scan
A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d253
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 #55Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #56Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #72Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #217Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d121
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #408Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #408Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #574Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #48Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d185
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #92Page Scan
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d189
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d78
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #221Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d178
Songs for the Service of Prayer #147Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #441Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d453
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d259
The People's Hymn Book #d135
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #12cPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H59Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #12cPage Scan
Triumphant Songs No.2 #325Page Scan



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