Those happy realms of joy and peace

Those happy realms of joy and peace

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 Those happy realms of joy and peace,
Fain would my heart explore,
Where grief and pain for ever cease,
And I shall sin no more.

2 No darkness there shall cloud the eyes,
No langour seize the frame;
But ever active vigour rise
To feed the vital flame.

3 But ah! a dreary vale between,
Extends its awful gloom:
Fear spreads, to hide the distant scene,
The horrors of the tomb.

4 O for the eye of faith divine,
To pierce beyond the grave!
To see that friend, and call him mine,
Whose arm is strong to save!

5 Here fix! my soul! for life is here;
Light breaks amid the gloom.
Trust in Jehovah's love, nor fear
The horrors of the tomb.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #519

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 #519Page 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.) #519Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #519TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d319
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #339Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #484Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #283Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #292Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #292Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #283Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #484Page 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 #484Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d148
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d278
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #318Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #318Page 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 #484Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d245



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