Lord of my life, O may thy praise

Lord of my life, O may thy praise

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 104 hymnals

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1 Lord of my life! O may Thy praise
Employ my noblest powers,
Whose goodness lengthens out my days,
And fills the circling hours.

2 Preserved by Thine almighty arm,
I pass the shades of night,
Serene and safe from every harm,
And see returning light.

3 When sleep, death's semblance, o'er me spread,
And I unconscious lay;
Thy watchful care was round my bed
To guard my feeble clay.

4 O let the same almighty care
My waking hours attend:
From every trespass, every snare,
My heedless steps defend.

5 Smile on my minutes as they roll,
And guide my future days;
And let Thy goodness fill my soul
With gratitude and praise.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #27

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 of my life, O may thy praise
Author: Anne Steele

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Lord of my life, O may Thy praise. Anne Steele. [Morning.] Appeared in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760, vol. i. p. 20, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, "A Morning Hymn"; and again in D. Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863. In addition to its use in its original, and in an abbreviated form, it is also given in a few American collections, including the Presbyterian Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God, Richmond, 1867, as, "God of my life, my morning song.”

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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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 #400Page Scan
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Harmony in Praise #d116
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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #940Page Scan
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Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #340Page Scan
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