When verdure clothes the fertile vale

When verdure clothes the fertile vale

Author: Anne Steele
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1 When verdure clothes the fertile vale,
And blossoms deck the spray,
And fragrance breathes in every gale,
How sweet the vernal day!

2 Hark! how the feathered warblers sing!
'Tis nature's cheerful voice:
Soft music hails the lovely spring,
And woods and fields rejoice.

3 O God of nature and of grace,
Thy heavenly gifts impart;
Then shall my meditation trace
Spring blooming in my heart.

4 Inspired to praise, I then shall join
Glad nature's cheerful song,
And love and gratitude divine
Attune my joyful tongue.

5 O God of nature, God of grace,
Thy heavenly gifts impart,
And bid sweet meditation trace
Spring blooming in my heart.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #987

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 for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d963
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #810Page Scan
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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H141Page Scan
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Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #609Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #609Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #609Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H692Page Scan
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Glad Tidings: New Hymns and Tunes for Sunday Schools #d110
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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d924
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Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d472
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The Church Hymn Book #d639
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #568Page Scan
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