Great God, this sacred day of Thine

Great God, this sacred day of Thine

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: ADMAH
Published in 109 hymnals

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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 >

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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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