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The Joys of Heaven

Come, Lord, and warm each languid heart

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 154 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Come, Lord, and warm each languid heart,
Inspire each lifeless tongue;
And let the joys of heaven impart
Their influence to our song.

2 Sorrow, and pain, and ev'ry care,
And discord there shall cease;
And perfect joy and love sincere
Adorn the realms of peace.

3 The soul, from sin forever free,
Shall mourn its power no more;
But, clothed in spotless purity,
Redeeming love adore.

4 There on a throne, how dazzling bright
Th'exalted Saviour shines,
And beams ineffable delight
On all the heavenly minds.

5 There shall the foll'wers of the Lamb
Join in immortal songs,
And endless honors to His name
Employ their tuneful tongues.

6 Lord, tune our hearts to praise and love,
Our feeble notes inspire;
Till, in Thy blissful courts above,
We join th'angelic choir.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #578

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come, Lord, and warm each languid heart
Title: The Joys of Heaven
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Come, Lord, and warm each languid heart . Anne Steele. [Joys of Heaven.] First published in her vPoems, chiefly Devotional, &c, 1760, vol. i. p. 34 (2nd ed., 1780, vol. i. p. 34); and in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863, p. 21. In the Ash & Evans Bristol Collection, 1769, 8 stanzas were given as No. 402, and were thus introduced into the Nonconformist hymnals. R. Conyers (Psalms & Hymns, 2nd ed., 1774, No. 360) and W. Row, through Toplady's Psalms & Hymns, 2nd ed., 1787, No. 411, gave other centos to the Church of England. Centos, all beginning with stanza i., and usually compiled from one of those collections, are found in a great number of hymnals both in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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