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Dear Lord, what heav’nly wonders dwell

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Tune: EMMAUS (Hamrick)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Dear Lord, what heav’nly wonders dwell
In Thy atoning blood;
By this are sinners snatched from hell
And rebels brought to God.

2 Oh may the sweet, the blissful theme
Fill ev’ry heart and tongue;
Till strangers love Thy charming name,
And join the sacred song.

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: Dear Lord, what heav’nly wonders dwell
Title: Emmaus
Author: Anne Steele (1760)


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The Sacred Harp #569a

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