While to the grave our friends are borne

While to the grave our friends are borne

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 34 hymnals

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1 While to the grave our friends are borne,
Around their cold remains
How all the tender passions mourn,
And each fond heart complains!

2 But down to earth, alas! in vain
We bend our weeping eyes,
Ah! let us leave these seats of pain,
And upwards learn to rise.

3 Hope cheerful smiles amid the gloom,
And beams a healing ray;
And guides us from the darksome tomb,
To realms of endless day.

4 To those bright courts when hope ascends,
She calms the swelling wo;
In hope we meet our happy friends,
And tears forget to flow.

5 Then let our hearts repine no more,
That earthly comfort dies;
But lasting happiness explore,
And ask it from the skies.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #377

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 #487Page 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.) #487Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #487TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #377TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #519Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #212Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #319Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #330Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #330Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #319Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #519Page 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 #519Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d619
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #598Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship with Prayers for Every Day in the Week, Selected from Various Authors #148Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #149Page Scan
Hymns selected from various authors: for the use of the Evangelical Association, and all lovers of pious devotion (5th ed.) #438Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #712Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d938
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #712TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #712Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #712Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #712Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #712Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #566Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d951
Parish Psalmody #d968
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #74Text
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #421Page Scan
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d584
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #592Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1168
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 #519Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d289



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