Give me a calm, a thankful heart

Give me a calm, a thankful heart

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Published in 1 hymnal

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 >

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First Line: Give me a calm, a thankful heart
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Language: English
Notes: This hymn consists of the second and third stanzas of Steele's "Father, whate'er of earthly bliss", itself a revised version of the last three stanzas of Steele's "When I survey life's varied scene."


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The Sacred Harp #475

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