Anne Steele

Short Name: Anne Steele
Full Name: Steele, Anne, 1717-1778
Birth Year: 1717
Death Year: 1778

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 after her death, they include 144 hymns, 34 metrical psalms, and about 50 poems on metrical subjects.

Dianne Shapiro (from Dictionary of National Biography, 1898 and Songs from the hearts of women by Nicholas Smith, 1903
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Anne Steele was the daughter of Particular Baptist preacher and timber merchant William Steele. She spent her entire life in Broughton, Hampshire, near the southern coast of England, and devoted much of her time to writing. Some accounts of her life portray her as a lonely, melancholy invalid, but a revival of research in the last decade indicates that she had been more active and social than what was previously thought. She was theologically conversant with Dissenting ministers and "found herself at the centre of a literary circle that included family members from various generations, as well as local literati." She chose a life of singleness to focus on her craft. Before Christmas in 1742, she declined a marriage proposal from contemporary minister-hymnist Benjamin Beddome. All the same, some of Steele's sufferings were very real. She lost her mother at age 3, a potential suitor at age 20, her step mom at 43, and her sister-in-law at 45. She spent many years caring for her father until his death in 1769. For most of her life, she exhibited symptoms of malaria, including persistent pain, fever, headaches, and stomach aches. Caleb Evans, in his preface to Steele's posthumous Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose (1780), noted that she had been bed ridden for "some years" before her death:

When the interesting hour came, she welcomed its arrival, and though her feeble body was excruciated with pain, her mind was perfectly serene. . . . She took the most affectionate leave of her weeping friends around her, and at length, the happy moment of her dismission arising, she closed her eyes, and with these animating words on her dying lips, "I know that my Redeemer liveth," gently fell asleep in Jesus.

Historically, her most popular hymn has been "When I survey life's varied scene" (and its shortened form, "Father, whate'er of earthly bliss"), a hymn that turns earthly loss or denial into a spirit of thankfulness, published in over 800 North American hymnals since 1792. Not all of her work deals with personal agony. Her hymns span a wide doctrinal and ecclesiastical range, some crafted and used for her father's congregation. Her metrical psalms are among the finest of the genre. Steele's hymns and psalms were published in two volumes in 1760, Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, under the pseudonym Theodosia, with an additional volume of material published after her death, in Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose, 1780. Sixty two of her hymns, including new material and some revisions by Steele, were published in a hymnal for Baptists in 1769, A Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, edited by Caleb Evans and John Ash. Forty seven were included in John Rippon's A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors in 1787; the only author with larger representation was Philip Doddridge, with 101. These collections represent the earliest attempts to anthologize Baptist hymns and were vital for bringing Steele's hymns into wider public worship, where they have been a mainstay for over two hundred years.

Chris Fenner adapted from The Towers (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, August 2015)
Recommended Bibliography:
Cynthia Y. Aalders, To Express the Ineffable: The Hymns and Spirituality of Anne Steele (Milton Keynes, U.K.: Paternoster, 2008).
Cynthia Y. Aalders, "In melting grief and ardent love: Anne Steele's contribution to eighteenth-century hymnody," The Hymn (summer 2009), 16-25.
J.R. Broome, A Bruised Reed: The Life and Times of Anne Steele (Harpenden, U.K.: Gospel Standard Trust Publications, 2007).
Joseph Carmichael, The Hymns of Anne Steele in John Rippon's Selection of Hymns: A Theological Analysis in the Context of the English Particular Baptist Revival (2012), dissertation, http://digital.library.sbts.edu/handle/10392/4112
Priscilla Wong, Anne Steele and Her Spiritual Vision (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012)

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Steele, Anne, born in 1716, was the daughter of Mr. Wm. Steele, a timber merchant, and pastor, without salary, of the Baptist Church at Broughton, in Hampshire. At an early age she showed a taste for literature, and would often entertain her friends by her poetical compositions. But it was not until 1760 that she could be prevailed upon to publish. In that year two volumes appeared under the title of Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, by Theodosia. After her death, which occurred in November, 1778, a new edition was published with an additional volume and a Preface by the Rev. Dr. Caleb Evans, of Bristol (Bristol, 1780). In the three volumes are 144 hymns, 34 Psalms in verse, and about 30 short poems. They have been reprinted in one vol. by D. Sedgwick, 1863….

Among Baptist hymnwriters Miss Steele stands at the head, if we regard either the number of her hymns which have found a place in the hymnals of the last 120 years, or the frequency with which they have been sung. Although few of them can be placed in the first rank of lyrical compositions, they are almost uniformly simple in language, natural and pleasing in imagery, and full of genuine Christian feeling. Miss Steele may not inappropriately be compared with Miss F. R. Havergal, our "Theodosia" of the 19th century. In both there is the same evangelic fervour, in both the same intense personal devotion to the Lord Jesus. But whilst Miss Steele seems to think of Him more frequently as her "bleeding, dying Lord "—dwelling on His sufferings in their physical aspect—Miss Havergal oftener refers to His living help and sympathy, recognizes with gladness His present claims as "Master" and "King," and anticipates almost with ecstasy His second coming. Looking at the whole of Miss Steele's hymns, we find in them a wider range of thought than in Miss Havergal's compositions. She treats of a greater variety of subjects. On the other hand, Miss Havergal, living in this age of missions and general philanthropy, has much more to say concerning Christian work and personal service for Christ and for humanity. Miss Steele suffered from delicacy of health and from a great sorrow, which befell her in the death of her betrothed under peculiarly painful circumstances. In other respects her life was uneventful, and occupied chiefly in the discharge of such domestic and social duties as usually fall to the lot of the eldest daughter of a village pastor. She was buried in Broughton churchyard. [Rev W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]
A large number of Miss Steele's hymns are in common use, the larger proportion being in American hymnbooks. In addition to "Almighty Maker of my frame," “Far from these narrow scenes of night," "Father of mercies in Thy word," and others annotated under their respective first lines, there are also:—

i. From her Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, 1760, vols. i., ii.
1. Come, let our souls adore the Lord. Pleading for Mercy. One of two hymns "On the Fast, Feb. 11, 1757," the first being "While justice waves her vengeful hand."
2. Come, tune ye saints, your noblest strains. Christ Dying and Rising.
3. Deep are the wounds which sin has made. Christ, the Physician.
4. Enslaved by sin, and bound in chains. Redemption.
5. Eternal power, almighty God. Divine Condescension.
6. Eternal Source of joys divine. Divine Assurance desired.
7. Great God, to Thee my evening song. Evening.
8. Great Source of boundless power and grace. Desiring to Trust in God.
9. Hear, gracious [God] Lord, my humble moan [prayer] . The presence of God desired.
10. Hear, O my God, with pity hear. Ps. cxliii.
11. How long shall earth's alluring toys ? On Longing after unseen pleasures.
12. How lovely, how divinely sweet. Ps. lxxziv.
13. How oft, alas, this wretched heart. Pardoning Love.
14. In vain my roving thoughts would find. Lasting Happiness.
15. Jesus, the spring of joys divine. Christ the Way.
16. Lord, how mysterious are Thy ways. Providence.
17. Lord, Thou hast been Thy Children's God. Ps. xc.
18. Lord, we adore Thy boundless grace. Divine Bounty.
19. Lord, when my [our] raptured thought surveys. Creation and Providence.
20. Lord, when my thoughts delighted rove. Passiontide.
21. My God, 'tis to Thy mercy seat. Divine Mercy.
22. My God, to Thee I call. Lent.
23. O for a sweet, inspiring ray. The Ascended Saviour.
24. O Thou Whose tender mercy hears. Lent.
25. Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face. Strength and Safety in God alone.
26. Should famine o'er the mourning field. During Scarcity.
27. So fades the lovely, blooming flower. Death of a Child.
28. Stretched on the Cross the Saviour dies. Good Friday.
29. The Lord, my Shepherd and my Guide. Ps.xxiii.
30. The Lord, the God of glory reigns. Ps. xciii.
31. The Saviour calls; let every ear. The Invitation.
32. There is a glorious world on high. True Honour.
33. Thou lovely [only] Source of true delight. Desiring to know Jesus.
34. Thou only Sovereign of my heart. Life in Christ alone.
35. To Jesus, our exalted Lord. Holy Communion.
36. To our Redeemer's glorious Name. Praise to the Redeemer.
37. To your Creator, God. A Rural Hymn.
38. When I survey life's varied scene. Resignation.
39. When sins and fears prevailing rise. Christ the Life of the Soul.
40. Where is my God? does He retire. Rreathing after God.
41. While my Redeemer's near. The Good Shepherd.
42. Why sinks my weak desponding mind? Hope in God.
43. Ye earthly vanities, depart. Love for Christ desired.
44. Ye glittering toys of earih adieu. The Pearl of great Price.
45. Ye humble souls, approach your God. Divine Goodness.

ii. From the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769.
46. Come ye that love the Saviour's Name. Jesus, the King of Saints.
47. How helpless guilty nature lies. Need of Receiving Grace.
48. Praise ye the Lord let praise employ. Praise.

iii. Centos and Altered Texts,
49. How blest are those, how truly wise. True honour. From "There is a glorious world on high."
50. How far beyond our mortal view. Christ the Supreme Beauty. From "Should nature's charms to please the eye," 1760, st. iii.
51. In vain I trace creation o'er. True happiness. From "When fancy spreads her boldest wings," 1760, st. ii.
52. Jesus, and didst thou leave the sky? Praise to Jesus. From “Jesus, in Thy transporting name," 1760, st. iv.
53. Look up, my soul, with cheerful eye. Breathing after God. From No. 40, st. v.
54. Lord, in the temple of Thy grace. Christ His people's Joy. From "The wondering nations have beheld," 1760, st. iii.
55. My God, O could I make the claim. Part of No. 9 above.
56. My soul, to God, its source, aspires. God, the Soul's only Portion. From "In vain the world's alluring smile," st. iii.
57. O could our thoughts and wishes fly. Part of No. 11 above, st. iv.
58. O for the eye of faith divine. Death anticipated. From "When death appears before my sight," 1760, st. iii., vii., viii. altered, with opening stanzas from another source.
59. O Jesus, our exalted Head. Holy Communion. From "To Jesus, our exalted Lord." See No. 35.
60. O world of bliss, could mortal eyes. Heaven. From "Far from these narrow scenes of night."
61. See, Lord, Thy willing subjects bow. Praise to Christ. From "O dearer to my thankful heart," 1780, st. 5.
62. Stern winter throws his icy chains. Winter. From "Now faintly smile day's hasty hours," 1760, st. ii.
63. Sure, the blest Comforter is nigh. Whitsuntide. From "Dear Lord, and shall Thy Spirit rest," 1760, st. iii.
64. The God of my salvation lives. In Affliction. From, "Should famine, &c," No. 26, st. iv.
65. The Gospel, O what endless charms. The Gospel of Redeeming Love. From "Come, Heavenly Love, inspire my song."
66. The mind was formed lo mount sublime. The Fettered Mind. From "Ah! why should this immortal mind?" 1760, st. ii.
67. The once loved form now cold and dead. Death of a Child. From "Life is a span, a fleeting hour," 1760, st. iii.
68. Thy gracious presence, O my God. Consolation in Affliction. From "In vain, while dark affliction spreads," 1780, st. iv.
69. Thy kingdom, Lord, for ever stands. Ps. cxlv. From "My God, my King, to Thee I'll raise," 1760, st. xii.
70. Triumphant, Christ ascends on high. Ascension. From "Come, Heavenly Love, inspire my song," 1760, st. xxxii.
71. When blest with that transporting view. Christ the Redeemer. From "Almighty Father, gracious Lord," 1760, st. xi.
72. When death before my sight. Death Anticipated. From "When death appears before my sight," 1760.
73. When gloomy thoughts and boding fears. Com¬forts of Religion. From "O blest religion, heavenly fair," 1760, st. ii.
74. When weary souls with sin distrest. Invitation to Rest. From "Come, weary souls, with sin distressed," 1760.
75. Whene'er the angry passions rise. Example of Christ. From “And is the gospel peace and love?" 1760, st. ii.

All the foregoing hymns are in D. Sedgwick's reprint of Miss Steele's Hymns, 1863.

--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Steele, Anne, p. 1089, i., Additional hymns in common use:
1. Amazing love that stoop'd so low. Thankfulness. From "O dearer to my thankful heart," 1780, iii.
2. Bright scenes of bliss, unclouded skies. Saved by Hope. Poems, 1760, i. p. 228.
3. Jesus demands this heart of mine. Pardon De¬sired. Poems, 1760, i. p. 120.
4. Jesus, Thou Source divine. Christ the Way. Poems, 1760, i. p. 53, altered.
5. Lord, how mysterious are Thy ways. Mysteries of Providence. Poems, 1760, i. p. 131.
6. Lord^in Thy great, Thy glorious Name. Ps. xxxi. Poems, 1760, ii. p. 158.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Anne Steele (1717 – 11 November, 1778) was an English Baptist and hymn writer.

Texts by Anne Steele (381)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
مهما حرمنا من هبةAnne Steele (Author)Arabic1
يا رب طفل قد أتاكAnne Steele (Author)Arabic1
A mother may forgetful beSteele (Author)36
Ah, wretched souls, who strive in vainAnne Steele (Author)English72
Ah! why should this immortal mindAnne Steele (Author)English4
Ah why should this mistaken mindAnne Steele (Author)9
Ah! wretched, vile, ungrateful heartAnne Steele (Author)40
Alas! my heart where is thy absent GodAnne Steele (Author)English1
Alas what hourly dangers riseAnne Steele (Author)English178
Almighty author of my frameAnne Steele (Author)5
Almighty Father, gracious LordMrs. Steele (Author)93
Almighty goodness, power divineMrs. Steele (Author)8
Almighty maker of my frameAnne Steele (Author)English78
Almighty refuge of my soulMrs. Steele (Author)5
Almighty Sov'reign, gracious LordAnne Steele (Author)English1
Amazing love, that stooped so lowAnne Steele (Author)3
Amid the splendors of thy stateSteele (Author)3
And can my heart aspire so highAnne Steele (Author)85
And did the Holy and the JustAnne Steele (Author)92
And is the gospel peace and love?Anne Steele (Author)English157
And now my soul, another yearAnne Steele (Author)English1
And will the Lord thus condescendAnne Steele (Author)English63
Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o'er all the earthSteele (Author)English1
Angels we have heard on highAnne Steele (Author)English1
Another day is past, The hours forever fledAnne Steele (Author)1
Art thou not mine, my living LordAnne Steele (Author)2
As the poor hart, tir'd in the chaseAnne Steele (Author)English1
Awake, awake the sacred songAnne Steele (Author)English106
Awake, my drowsy soul, these airy visions chaseAnne Steele (Author)6
Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue, My God demands the grateful songAnne Steele (Author)English35
Awake, my soul, nor slumbering lieAnne Steele (Author)1
Before thy throne, O God of graceAnne Steele (Author)English1
Begone, ye gilded vanities I seek substantial goodAnne Steele (Author)6
Beneath my God's protecting armAnne Steele (Author)5
Beyond this gloomy nightAnne Steele (Author)3
Blest be the Lord, my strength, my shieldAnne Steele (Author)English1
Bright scenes of blissAnne Steele (Author)4
Can aught beneath a power divineAnne Steele (Author)9
Can I bid thee, lovely strangerAnne Steele (Author)English1
Celestial content, inexhaustible treasureAnne Steele (Author)English1
Come heavenly love, inspire my songAnne Steele (Author)English40
Come, let our souls adore the LordAnne Steele (Author)27
Come, Lord, and warm each languid heartAnne Steele (Author)English113
Come, thou desire of all thy saintsAnne Steele (Author)English154
Come, O ye saints, your voices raiseAnne Steele (Author)15
Come praise the Lord, ye tuneful bandsAnne Steele (Author)English1
Come tune, ye saints, your noblest strainsSteele (Author)22
Come weary souls! with sin distressedAnne Steele (Author)English220
Come, ye that love the Savior's nameAnne Steele (Author)English204
Could all the powers of eloquence divineAnne Steele (Author)English1
Create, O God, my powers anewAnne Steele (Author)17
Dear center of my best soul's desiresAnne Steele (Author)6
My God, 'tis to Thy mercy seat Steele (Author)152
Dear Lord, and shall thy Spirit restAnne Steele (Author)45
Dear Lord, what heav’nly wonders dwellAnne Steele (Author)2
Dear refuge of my weary soulAnne Steele (Author)English261
Dear Savior, When my thoughts recallAnne Steele (Author)78
Dear Savior, thy victorious love Steele (Author)8
Death, 'tis a name with terror fraughtAnne Steele (Author)3
Deep are the wounds which sin has madeAnne Steele (Author)English120
Descend from heaven, almighty LordMrs. Steele (Author)3
Distant Lord, from thine abodeAnne Steele (Author)4
Divine instructor, gracious LordAnne Steele, 1716-1778 (Author)2
Earth's old foundations thou hast laidAnne Steele (Author)2
Engaging argument! here let me restAnne Steele (Author)English1
Enough to nature and to grief is paidAnne Steele (Author)English1
Enslaved by sin and bound in chainsAnne Steele (Author)43
Eternal power, almighty GodAnne Steele (Author)34
Eternal source of every joyAnne Steele (Author)English1
Eternal Source of joys divineMrs. Steele (Author)English11
Eternity is just at handAnne Steele (Author)95
Extensive promise! O what hopes divineAnne Steele (Author)English1
Faith leads to joys beyond the skyAnne Steele (Author)3
Far from these narrow scenes of nightAnne Steele (Author)English218
Father of men, thy care we blessSteele (Author)English1
Father of mercies, in thy wordAnne Steele (Author)English575
Father, whate'er of earthly blissAnne Steele (Author)English660
Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tearAnne Steele (Author)2
From the dark borders of despairAnne Steele (Author)2
Give me a calm, a thankful heartAnne Steele (Author)English2
Glory to God, who reigns aboveSteele (Author)1
God of my life, my morning songSteele (Author)58
Gott, der du frueh und sp'tAnne Steele (Author)2
Great God, inspire each heart and tongueAnne Steele (Author)1
Great God preserved by thine armSteele (Author)12
Great God, this sacred day of ThineAnne Steele (Author)English66
Great God, thy holy name we praiseT--- (Author)3
Great God, to Thee my evening song, With humble gratitude I raiseAnne Steele (Author)English206
Great God, while nature speaks thy praiseMrs. Steele (Author)4
Great is our guilt, our fears are greatAnne Steele (Author)English2
Great is the Lord, our souls adoreAnne Steele (Author)16
Great King of kings, eternal GodMrs. Steele (Author)8
Great Ruler of the earth and skiesSteele (Author)English67
Great Saviour, born of David's raceAnne Steele (Author)English1
Great Source of boundless power and graceAnne Steele (Author)11
Happy the man of heavenly birthAnne Steele (Author)English1
Happy the soul whose wishes climbMrs. Steele (Author)English13
Happy the men whom strength divineMrs. Steele (Author)English10
He lives, the great Redeemer livesAnne Steele (Author)English193
Hear, gracious God, my humble moanAnne Steele (Author)54
Hear, O my God, with pity hearAnne Steele (Author)English5
Hence, vain, intruding world, departAnne Steele (Author)10
How are thy servants blest, O Lord Mrs Steele (Author)1
How blest are they, how truly wiseAnne Steele (Author (st. 1))English1
How blest are those, how truly wiseAnne Steele (Author)13
How blest the minds which daily riseAnne Steele (Author)English1
How changed the face of nature showsAnne Steele (Author)3
How far beyond our mortal sightAnne Steele (Author)11
How far beyond our mortal sight The Lord of glory dwellsAnne Steele (Author)1
How helpless guilty nature liesAnne Steele (Author)166
How long, forgetful of thy heavenly birthAnne Steele (Author)English1
How long shall earth's alluring toysAnne Steele (Author)English34
How long wilt thou, O God of graceAnne Steele (Author)English1
How lovely, how divinely sweetAnne Steele (Author)37
How oft, alas! this wretched heartAnne Steele (Author)English228
How pleasing is the scene, how sweetAnne Steele (Author)English11
How precious is the book divineAnne Steele (Author (verse 4))English1
How sweet, how languid is th'immortal mind!Anne Steele (Author)English1
How vain a thought is bliss belowAnne Steele (Author)10
I love the Lord, his gracious earAnne Steele (Author)5
If my immortal Savior livesAnne Steele (Author)5
Imperfect creatures of a dayMrs. Steele (Author)5
In Christ I've all my soul's desireAnne Steele (Author)6
In vain I search creation o'erAnne Steele (Author)33
In vain my roving thoughts would findAnne Steele (Author)21
In vain the erring world inquiresAnne Steele (Author)17
In vain the giddy world inquiresSteele (Author)English1
In vain the world's alluring smileAnne Steele (Author)12
In vain we trace creation o'erSteele (Author)2
In vain, while dark affliction spreadsAnne Steele (Author)6
In vain would boasting reason findA. Steele, 1716-78 (Author)English29
Indulgent father, ever gracious GodAnne Steele (Author)English1
Indulgent still to my requestAnne Steele (Author)English1
Is there no kind, no lenient artMrs. Steele (Author)14
Is this a theme of mirth? who can rejoiceAnne Steele (Author)English1
Jesus and didst thou leave the skyAnne Steele (Author)53
Jesus demands this heart of mineA. Steele (Author)51
Jesus, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow TheeAnne Steele (Author)English1
Jesus, in thy transporting nameAnne Steele (Author)61
Jesus, my Lord, in thy dear name uniteAnne Steele (Author)English1
Jesus, no other name but thineAnne Steele (Author)5
Jesus once left his throne on highSteele (Author)5
Jesus, the spring of joys divineAnne Steele (Author)46
Jesus, thou Source divineAnne Steele (Author)11
Jesus, to thy celestial lightAnne Steele (Author)11
Jesus, what shall I do to showAnne Steele (Author)English4
Jesus, who vanquished all our foesAnne Steele (Author)2
Laden with guilt, sinners, ariseAnne Steele (Author)1
Let every creature join To bless Jehovah's nameAnne Steele (Author)24
Let fame the shining annals spreadAnne Steele (Author)English1
Life is a journey, heav'n my homeAnne Steele (Author)English1
Life is a span, a fleeting hourAnne Steele (Author)116
See, Jesus stands with open armsAnne Steele (Author)9
Long and mournful is the nightAnne Steele (Author)4
Long has divine compassion stroveAnne Steele (Author)English2
Look up my soul with cheerful eyeAnne Steele (Author)6
Lord, hear thy servant's humble pray'rTheodosia [Anne Steele] (Author)English1
Lord, how my numerous foes increaseAnne Steele (Author)English1
Lord, how Mysterious are thy Ways!Anne Steele (Author)English54
Lord, how shall sinners dareAnne Steele (Author)7
Lord, how shall wretched sinners dareAnne Steele (Author)English26
Lord, I commit my soul to theeAnne Steele (Author)5
Lord, in thy great, thy glorious nameAnne Steele (Author)English32
Lord, let thy mercy, full and freeAnne Steele (Author)2
Lord, may our souls thy grace adoreAnne Steele (Author)2
Lord of my life to thee my powers belongAnne Steele (Author)English1
Lord of my life, O may thy praiseAnne Steele (Author)70
Lord of the earth, and sea, and skiesAnne Steele (Author)10
Lord, thou hast been thy children's GodAnne Steele (Author)English18
Lord, thou hast made me know thy waysSteele (Author)2
Lord, we adore thy boundless graceAnne Steele (Author)15
Lord, when our raptured thought surveysAnne Steele (Author)English109
Lord, when my wretched soul surveysAnne Steele (Author)1
Lord, when my thoughts delighted roveAnne Steele (Author)English43
Lord, while my thoughts with wonder traceAnne Steele (Author)5
Lord, while thy judgments shake the landAnne Steele (Author)3
Lord, while around thy board we meetAnn Steele (Author)1
Low at thy gracious feet I bendAnne Steele (Author)10
Make us, by thy transforming graceAnne Steele (Author)22
Now I resolve with all my heartSteele (Author)English119
My God, my Father, blissful nameAnne Steele (Author)English195
My God, my Father, while I strayAnne Steele (Author)English1
My God, my Father, thou art wiseAnne Steele (Author)3
My God, my hope, if thou art mineMrs. Steele (Author)7
My God, my King, to thee I'll raiseAnne Steele (Author)English8
My God, O could I make the claimAnne Steele (Author)5
My God, the visits of thy faceAnne Steele (Author)19
My God, to thee I callAnne Steele (Author)1
My God, to thee my soul aspiresMrs. Steele (Author)5
My God, what blessings round me shoneAnne Steele (Author)9
My God, whene'er my longing heartAnne Steele (Author)14
My great preserver, to thy gracious handAnne Steele (Author)English1
My Maker and my King!Anne Steele (Author)144
My soul no more shall strive in vainAnne Steele (Author)3
My soul to God, its source, aspiresAnne Steele (Author)1
My soul, with cheerful eyeAnne Steele (Author)1
Now faintly smile day's hasty hoursMiss Anne Steele, 1717-1778 (Author)4
Now let us raise our cheerful strainsAnne Steele (Author)English54
Now to the shining seats of blissAnne Steele (Author)1
Now to thy heavenly father's praiseAnne Steele (Author)10
Now with eternal glory crownedAnne Steele (Author)5
O blessed comforter, draw nighAnne Steele (Author)1
O blest religion, heavenly fairAnne Steele (Author)4
O could our thoughts and wishes flyAnne Steele (Author)English125
O could we read our int'rest hereAnne Steele (Author)English1
O dearer to my thankful heartAnne Steele, 1716-1778 (Author)English2
O for a heart to praise my GodAnne Steele (Author)English1
O for a sweet, inspiring rayAnne Steele (Author)English85
O for the animating fireAnne Steele (Author)English1
O for the eye of faith divineAnne Steele (Author)3
O God, my Sun, thy blissful raysAnne Steele (Author)English26
O God, while nature speaks thy praiseAnne Steele (Author)4
O gracious God, in Whom I liveAnne Steele (Author)English24
O happiness, thou pleasing dreamAnne Steele (Author)7
O Jesus, our exalted LordAnne Steele (Author)5
O kind adversity, thou friend to truthAnne Steele (Author)English1
O let thy sacred word impartAnne Steele (Author)4
O Lord, and shall thy Spirit restMrs. Steele (Author)4
O Lord, encouraged by thy graceAnne Steele (Author)30
O Lord, how glorious is thy nameAnne Steele (Author)English1
O Lord, my best desires fulfillMrs. Steele (Author (vs. 4-6))English2
O Lord my God, oppressed with griefAnne Steele (Author)2
O Lord my life, my Savior, GodSteele (Author)3
O Lord, my strength, my righteousnessAnne Steele (Author)English1
O Saviour, hear a little childAnna S. (Author)2
O sent by heav'n, to teach the Saviour's praiseAnne Steele (Author)English1
O that the Lord would hear my crySteele (Author)English2
O Thou, to whose all-searching sightSteele (Author)English2
O thou whose mercy hearsAnne Steele (Author)29
O thou whose tender mercy hearsMiss Anne Steele (Author)English228
O while I breathe to thee my LordSteele (Author)2
O world of bliss could mortal eyesAnne Steele (Author)4
O'erwhelmed with restless griefs and fearsSteele (Author)6
Oft have I said, with inward sighsAnne Steele (Author)English1
Lord, in the temples of thy graceAnne Steele (Author)34
Oppressed with fear, oppressed with griefAnne Steele (Author)11
Peace, my complaining, doubting heartAnne Steele (Author)12
Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy faceAnne Steele (Author)25
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow (Ken)Steele (Author)Chinese, English, Latin, Welsh4
Praise ye the Lord, let praise employAnne Steele (Author)English45
Praise ye the Lord, O blissful themeAnne Steele (Author)English10
Preserved by thine almighty armAnne Steele (Author)2
Providence profusely kindAnne Steele (Author)17
Recall, my heart, that dreadful hourAnne Steele (Author)English2
Religion can assuage the tempest of the soulAnne Steele (Author)4
Sad pris'ners in a house of clayAnne Steele (Author)English1
Say, while you press with growing loveAnne Steele (Author)3
See, gracious God, before Thy throneAnne Steele (Author)English115
See, Lord, thy willing subjects bowAnne Steele (Author)15
Should famine o'er the mourning fieldMrs. Steele (Author)31
Should nature's charms to please the eyeAnne Steele (Author)9
Sing to the Lord, let praise inspireAnne Steele (Author)11
So fades the lovely, blooming flowerAnne Steele (Author)English95
So lang mein Jesus lebtAnne Steele (Author)German1
Source of eternal joys divineSteele (Author)25
Stern winter throws his icy chainsAnne Steele (Author)83
Stretched on the cross the Savior diesAnne Steele (Author)English140
Sun of Righteousness, arise, Chase the slumbers from our eyes!Anne Steele (Author)English2
Sure I must love the Savior's nameAnne Steele (Author)English1
Sure the blest Comforter is nighSteele (Author)English69
That awful hour will soon appearAnne Steele (Author)30
The cares of mortal life, how vain!Anne Steele (Author)English1
The day of praise is doneAnne Steele (Author)English6
The gift indulgent heaven bestowsMrs. Steele (Author)22
The God of mercy be adoredAnne Steele (Author)English1
The God of my salvation livesAnne Steele (Author)19
The Holy Spirit sure is nighAnne Steele (Author)6
The kind Redeemer left his throneAnne Steele (Author)4
The Lord forgets his wonted graceAnne Steele (Author)English1
The Lord, my Savior, is my LightAnne Steele (Author)English11
The Lord, my Shepherd and my GuideAnne Steele (Author)English4
The Lord of life, the Savior diesAnne Steele (Author)14
The Lord, the God of glory reignsAnne Steele (Author)29
The loving kindness of the Lord, delightful themeAnne Steele (Author)English1
The man of humble, upright heartAnne Steele (Author)6
The mind was formed to mount sublimeSteele (Author)17
The once loved form, now cold and deadAnne Steele (Author)33
The pains that wait our fleeting breathAnne Steele (Author)English1
The praises of my God and my KingAnne Steele (Author)10
The rising morn the closing dayMrs. Steele (Author)19
The saints may rest within the tombAnne Steele (Author)1
The Savior calls, let every earAnne Steele (Author)English235
The Savior, O what endless charmsA. Steele (Author)202
The traveller lost in nightAnne Steele (Author)18
The weary traveler lost in nightMrs. Steele (Author)6
The wondering nations have beheldAnne Steele (Author)13
Thee, dearest Lord, my soul adoresAnne Steele (Author)3
Thee, Lord, my thankful soul would blessAnne Steele (Author)English1
Then shone almighty power and loveAnne Steele (Author)2
Then sing we the praise of cold waterAnne Steele (Author)3
There is a glorious world on highMrs. Steele (Author)47
There is a God, all nature speaksAnne Steele (Author)113
There, low before his glorious throneAnne Steele (Author)2
Those happy realms of joy and peaceMrs. Steele (Author)14
Thou great Creator, Father, LordAnne Steele (Author)4
Thou, Lord, hast earth's foundation laidAnne Steele (Author)6
Thou lovely Source of true delightAnne Steele (Author)English108
Thou only center of my restAnne Steele (Author)18
Thou only Sovereign of my heartAnne Steele (Author)165
Thou Prince of glory, slain for me, Breathing forgiveness in thy prayerSteele (Author)2
Though nature's voice you must obeyAnne Steele (Author)16
Though terrors late alarm'd my breastAnne Steele (Author)English1
Thy gracious presence, O my GodAnne Steele (Author)26
Thy kingdom, Lord, forever standsAnne Steele (Author)13
Thy wisdom, power and goodness, LordAnne Steele (Author)26
'Tis wisdom, mercy, love divineAnne Steele (Author)6
To dwell in poverty belowAnne Steele (Author)2
To God, I rais'd my earnest criesAnne Steele (Author)English1
To God, its source, my soul aspiresAnne Steele (Author)9
To God, the refuge of his saintsAnne Steele (Author)English1
To Jesus our exalted Lord, Dear name by heaven and earth adoredAnne Steele (Author)English66
To Jesus, our victorious LordAnne Steele (Author)5
To our Redeemer's glorious nameAnne Steele (Author)English262
To thee, almighty God, we bringAnne Steele (Author)English1
To thee, my God, my heart shall bringAnne Steele (Author)15
To view, unveiled, thy radiant faceAnne Steele (Author)2
To your Creator, GodAnne Steele (Author)35
Triumphant, Christ ascends on highAnne Steele (Author)14
Upheld by God's almighty armAnne Steele (Author)7
Vain world, be gone, nor vex my heartAnne Steele (Author)English1
Vexatious world, thy flatt'ring snaresAnne Steele (Author)English1
Was it for sin, for mortal guiltAnne Steele (Author)English2
Weary of these low scenes of nightMrs. Steele (Author)10
What less than thine almighty wordAnne Steele, 1760, abr. (Author)2
What shall I render to the Lord, Or how his wondrous grace record?Anne Steele (Author)8
What soft delight the peaceful bosom warmsAnne Steele (Author)3
When angry nations rush to armsAnne Steele (Author)6
When blest with that transporting viewAnne Steele (Author)2
When blooming youth is snatched awayAnne Steele (Author)English217
When death appears before my sightAnne Steele (Author)English51
When death before my sightAnne Steele (Author)4
When doubts and fears prevailing riseAnne Steele (Author)7
When fainting in the sultry wasteAnne Steele (Author)25
When fancy spreads her boldest wingsMrs. Steele (Author)24
When filled with grief, my anxious heartAnne Steele (Author)1
When gloomy thoughts and boding fearsMrs. Steele (Author)16
When gloomy thoughts and fearsAnne Steele (Author)English32
When I resolv'd to watch my thoughtsAnne Steele (Author)English1
When I survey life's varied sceneAnne Steele (Author)English30
When, in his earthly courts, we viewAnne Steele (Author)5
When Israel through the desert passedMrs. Steele (Author)English5
When present sufferings pain our heartsAnne Steele (Author)10
When sin and sorrow, fear and painMrs. Steele (Author)10
When sins and fears prevailing riseAnne Steele (Author)127
When the blest Comforter is nighMrs. Steele (Author)8
When verdure clothes the fertile valeAnne Steele (Author)101
When youth and [or] age are snatched awayAnne Steele (Author)10
Whene'er the angry passions riseMrs. Steele (Author)English23
Whene'er to call the Savior mineAnne Steele (Author)3
Where Babel's rivers winding strayAnne Steele (Author)English1
Where is my God? Does he retireSteele (Author)English61
Where shall I fly but to thy feetAnne Steele (Author)2
While beauty clothes the fertile vale Anne Steele (Author)2
While God my Father's nearMrs. Steele (Author)8
While justice waves her vengeful handAnne Steele (Author)10
While my Redeemer's nearAnne Steele (Author)133
While sweet reflection through my daysAnne Steele (Author)2
While thou, my Lord, art nearAnn Steele (Author)1
While to the grave our friends are borneAnne Steele (Author)22
While verdant hill and blooming valeAnne Steele (Author)13
Why breathes my anxious heart the frequent sigh?Anne Steele (Author)English1
Why do the heathen nations riseAnne Steele (Author)English1
Why is my heart with grief oppressedMrs. Steele (Author)11
Why is the heaven-descended mindAnne Steele (Author)English1
Why should my pining spirit beAnne Steele (Author)2
Why should my spirit cleave to earthAnne Steele (Author)English1
Why should the world's alluring toysAnne Steele (Author)12
Why sinks my weak desponding mindAnne Steele (Author)English53
With all the boasted pomp of warAnne Steele (Author)2
Ye earthly vanities, departAnne Steele (Author)11
Ye gay deceivers of the mindAnne Steele (Author)English1
Ye glittering toys of earth, adieuAnne Steele (Author)English104
Ye humble souls, approach your GodAnne Steele (Author)English131
Ye humble souls complain no moreAnne Steele (Author)53
Ye mothers, who, with growing loveSteele (Author)3
Ye mourning sinners, here discloseAnne Steele (Author)11
Ye rivers, as ye flowAnne Steele (Author)2
Ye trees, which form the shadeAnne Steele (Author)2
Ye warblers of the vernal shadeAnne Steele (Author)English1
Ye wretched, hungry, starving poorAnne Steele (Author)English243
Ye wretched sons of men draw nearAnne Steele (Author)2

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