My God, the visits of thy face

My God, the visits of thy face

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 My God, the visits of thy face
Afford superior joy
To all the flatt'ring world can give,
Or mortal hopes employ.

2 But clouds and darkness intervene,
My brightest joys decline;
And earth's fay trifles oft ensnare
This wand'ring heart of mine.

3 Lord, guide this wand'ring heart to thee;
Unsatisfied I stray;
Break through the shades of sense and sin
With thy enliv'ning ray.

4 O let thy beams resplendent shine,
And ev'ry cloud remove;
Transform my pow'rs, and fit my soul
For happier scenes above.

5 Lord, raise my faith, my hope, my heart,
To those transporting joys;
Then shall I scorn each little snare,
Which this vain world employs.

6 Then, though I sink in death's cold sleep,
To life shall I awake;
And, in the likeness of my God,
Of heav'nly bliss partake.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #223

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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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #223Page 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.) #223Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #223TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #P.XVIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #437Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #233Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #241Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #241Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #233Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #486Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d183
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #564Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #277Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d156
Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #29Page Scan
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #32Text
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d306
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d305
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #XVIIaPage Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d179
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #302Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #302Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d303
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #57Page Scan
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