Great is our guilt, our fears are great

Great is our guilt, our fears are great

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great is our guilt, our fears are great'
But naught shall prompt despair,
while open is the mercy-seat
to penitence and prayer.

2 Kind Intercessor! to thy love
This blest resource we owe:
Thy merits plead for us above,
While we implore below.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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 is our guilt, our fears are great
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

GLOUCESTER (Ravenscroft)


BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #63c

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #174a

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #174b

Text

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #174

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Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #174

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #174

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #174

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