And can my heart aspire so high

And can my heart aspire so high

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: DOWNS (Mason)
Published in 115 hymnals

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1 And can my heart aspire so high
To say—My Father, God?
Lord, at Thy feet, I fain would lie,
And learn to kiss the rod.

2 I would submit to all Thy will,
For thou art good and wise;
Let each rebellious thought be still,
Nor one faint murmur rise.

3 Thy love can cheer the darkest gloom,
And bid me wait serene,
Till hopes and joys immortal bloom,
And brighten all the scene.

4 My Father, God, permit my heart
To plead her humble claim,
And ask the bliss those words impart,
In my Redeemer's name.

Source: Beulah Songs: a choice collection of popular hymns and music, new and old. Especially adapted to camp meetings, prayer and conference meetings, family worship, and all other assemblies... #9

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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First Line: And can my heart aspire so high
Author: Anne Steele

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And can my heart aspire so high. Anne Steele. [Submission. ] First published in her Poems, &c, new edition, 1780, vol. iii. p. 132, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, "Filial Submission," and based on Heb. xii. 7. It was included in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863, p. 147. Its use is mainly confined to American collections of various denominations.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #419

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