Come tune, ye saints, your noblest strains

Come tune, ye saints, your noblest strains

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 25 hymnals

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I. Come tune, ye saints, your noblest strains,
Your dying, rising Lord to sing,
And echo to the heav'nly plains
The triumphs of your Saviour-King.

II. In songs of grateful reapture tell
How he subdu'd your potent foes,
Subdu'd the pow'rs of death and hell,
And, dying, finish'd all your woes.

III. Then to his glorious throne on high
Return'd, while hymning angels round,
Thro' the bright arches of the sky,
The God, the conqu'ring God, resound.

IV. Almighty love! victorious pow'r!
Not angel-tongues can e'er display
The wonders of that dreadful hour,
The joys of that illustrious day.

V. Then well may mortals try in vain,
In vain their feeble voices raise;
Yet Jesus hears the humble strain,
And kindly owns our wish to praise.

VI. Dear Saviour, let thy wond'rous grace
Fill ev'ry heart and ev'ry tongue,
Till the full glories of thy face
Inspire a sweeter, nobler song.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #184

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: Come tune, ye saints, your noblest strains
Author: Anne Steele

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #184

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