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



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

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


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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