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Great God, this sacred day of Thine

Great God, this sacred day of Thine

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: ADMAH
Published in 109 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great God, this sacred day of Thine
Demands the soul's collected powers;
Gladly we now to thee resign
These solemn, consecrated hours:
O may our souls adoring own
The grace that calls us to Thy throne.

2 All-seeing God! thy piercing eye
can every secret thought explore;
May worldly cares our bosoms fly,
And where Thou art intrude no more:
O may thy grace our spirits move,
And fix our minds on things above!

3 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart,
And bid Thy word, with life divine,
Engage the ear and warm the heart:
Then shall the day indeed be Thine:
Then shall our souls adoring own
The grace that calls us to Thy throne.

Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #151

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: Great God, this sacred day of Thine
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Source: Wesley's Col.
Language: English

Notes

Great God, this [hallow'd] sacred day of Thine. Anne Steele. [Sunday.] It was included In her Miscellaneous Poems, which were added to her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional (1st edition, 1760), as a third volume in 1780, p. 138, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines. First published in 1769 in the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash and Evans, No. 308, and from that date it came into general and somewhat extensive use. In some collections it begins, "Great God, this hallow’d day of Thine." Its use in this form is limited. Original text in D. Sedgwick's reprint of Miss Steele's Hymns, 1863, p. 151. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d278

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d279

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d278

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #318

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d121

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #12

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #580

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A Collection of Hymns #121

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXVII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXVII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #46

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #23

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #23

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #42

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #42

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #82

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A Collection of Sacred Song #79(H34)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #79(H34)

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d113

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d111

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #7

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d281

Chapel Hymns #d187

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Christian Hymns #161

Church and University Hymns #d66

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Church Choral-Book #141

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Church Harmonies #46

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Church Hymnal #136

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d343

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #6

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Church Psalmist #704

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Church Psalmist #704

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Church Psalmody #H450

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Church Psalmody #450

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Devotional hymns #147

Family and Social Melodies #d118

Harmonia Ecclesiae #d84

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #50

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #75

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #295

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #295

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #151

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Hymnal #151

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Hymnal #151

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #10

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #10

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Hymns for Christian Melody #597

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #143

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #239

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #34

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d51

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #450

Melodies of the Church #d324

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d257

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Methodist Hymn-Book #654

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Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose #138

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New Hymn and Tune book #293c

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New Hymn and Tune Book #293c

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d218

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d42

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #277

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H33

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d178

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Psalms and Hymns #483

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #8

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B8

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d149

Selected Hymns for the Use of Children in Families or Sunday School #d33

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H34

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #671

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #78

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Songs for the Sanctuary #78

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Songs for the Sanctuary #78

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Songs for the Sanctuary #78

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #78

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #78

Supplement to Watts #d149

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d226

The Christian Minstrel #d97

The Christian Psalter #d179

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #151

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The Church Hymnal #298

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d277

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The Church Praise Book #36

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1153

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The Congregational Hymn Book #343

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The Gospel Psalmist #50

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d158

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The Harp #193

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The Heart and Voice #249a

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The Hymnal #151

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H34

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #21

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