Emmaus

Dear Lord, what heav’nly wonders dwell

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

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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 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: Dear Lord, what heav’nly wonders dwell
Title: Emmaus
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Meter: 8.6.8.6



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