Lord, how Mysterious are thy Ways!

Lord, how Mysterious are thy Ways!

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 73 hymnals

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1 Lord, how mysterious are thy ways!
How blind are we, how mean our praise!
Thy steps can mortal eyes explore?
'Tis ours to wonder, and adore.

2 Thy deep decrees from creature sight,
Are hid in shades of awful night;
Amid the lines, with curious eye,
Nor angels minds presume to pry.

3 Great God, I would not ask to see,
What in futurity shall be:
If light and bliss attend my days,
Then let my future hours be praise.

4 Is darkness and distress my share?
Then let me trust thy guardian care;
Enough for me, if love divine
At length through every cloud shall shine.

5 Yet this my soul desires to know,
Be this my only wish below;
That Christ is mine!--this great request
Grant, bounteous God--and I am blest.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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: Lord, how Mysterious are thy Ways!
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d466
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d98
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #680Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCVPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCVPage Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #437Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.XIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.XIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under appointment of the Philadelphian Association (2nd ed) #153Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CLIIIPage Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #153Page Scan
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #192Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #646Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #65aPage Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d510
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #164Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #25Page Scan
Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #182Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #125Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d650
Laudent Omnes #d107
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #154Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #257Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #135Page Scan
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #414Page Scan
Pocket Hymns: original and selected. designed for the use of the regular Baptist church, and all who love our Lord Jesus Christ #24Page Scan
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #131Text
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d238
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d460
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d474
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #400Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d457
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #46Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d364
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad623
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #221Tune InfoPage Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #221Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #221Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #221Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #221Page Scan
Songs for the School #d89
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #126Page Scan
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #646Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #156Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #46.156Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #156Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #20Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #164Page Scan
The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #157Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #108Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns: with copious selections from other sources; the whole carefully revised and arranged, with directions for musical expression #164Page Scan
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CLXIVPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CLXIVTextPage Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d506
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #718Page Scan
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d334
The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #383Page Scan
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d315
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #116Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #275Page Scan
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #327Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #336bPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d591
The Saints' Harp #d511
The Saints' Hymnal #d171
The School Hymn and Tune Book #d104
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d495
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d316
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #64Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d469
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d492
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