Almighty Lord! before Thy throne

Almighty Lord! before Thy throne

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Almighty Lord, before Thy throne,
Thy mourning people bend:
'Tis on Thy grace in Christ alone,
Our failing hopes depend.

2 Dark judgments, from Thy heavy hand,
Thy dreadful power display;
Yet mercy spares this guilty land,
And still we live to pray.

3 How changed, alas! are truths divine
For error, guilt and shame!
What impious numbers, bold in sin,
Disgrace the Christian name!

4 O turn us, turn us, mighty Lord!
Convert us by Thy grace;
Then shall our hearts obey Thy word,
And see again Thy face.

5 Then, should oppressing foes invade,
We shall not yield to fear,
Secure of all-sufficient aid,
When God in Christ is near.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #303

Author: Anne Steele

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 contemporar… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Almighty Lord! before Thy throne
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The original version of WINCHESTER NEW appeared in Musikalisches Handbuch der geistlichen Melodien, published in Hamburg, Germany, in 1690 by Georg Wittwe. It was set to the text “Wer nur den lieben Gott” (see 446). An expanded version of the tune was a setting for "Dir, dir Jehova" (see 203) in…

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BURFORD (Purcell)



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Church Hymnal #295

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #303

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Hymns of the Faith #596

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The Hymnal #311

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The Saint's Harp #84

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