Great Source of boundless power and grace

Great Source of boundless power and grace

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 17 hymnals

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I. Great source of boundless pow'r and grace,
Attend my mournful cry;
In the dark hour of deep distress,
To thee, to thee I fly.

II. Thou art my strength, my life, my stay,
Assist my feeble trust;
Drive these distressing fears away,
And raise me from the dust.

III. O let me call thy grace to mind,
And trust thy glorious name;
Jehovah, pow'rful, wise, and kind,
Forever is the same.

IV. Here let me rest, on thee depend,
My God, my hope, my all;
Be thou my everlasting friend,
And I can never fall.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #78

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: Great Source of boundless power and grace
Author: Anne Steele
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d362

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Church Psalmody #H321

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Church Psalmody #321

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d56

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #65

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #321

Melodies of the Church #d342

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #78

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Psalms and Hymns #360

Sacred poetry #d164

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Sacred Poetry #aH.LXXXIX

Sacred Poetry #d163

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Sacred Poetry #H.LXXXIX

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The Christian Hymn Book #1001

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #343c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d328

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d281

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