Almighty Author of my frame. Anne Steele. [Praise.] The first hymn of her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760, vol. i. pp. 1-2, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Desiring to praise God." It was repeated in the new edition of the same, 1780, pp. 1-2, and again in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, &c, 1863. It came into common use through the Bristol Baptist Collection of Hymns of Ash and Evans, 1769, No. 40. Its modern use, except in America, is very limited.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)