Begone, ye gilded vanities I seek substantial good

Begone, ye gilded vanities I seek substantial good

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 5 hymnals

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: Begone, ye gilded vanities I seek substantial good
Author: Anne Steele

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Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #293

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #290

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d54

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