Happy the men whom strength divine

Happy the men whom strength divine

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Happy the men, whom strength divine
With ardent love and zeal inspires!
Whose steps to thy blest way incline,
With willing hearts and warm desires.

2 One day within thy sacred gate
Affords more real joy to me,
Than thousands in the tents of state;
The meanest place is bliss with thee.

3 God is a sun: our brightest day
From his reviving presence flows.
God is a shield, through all the way,
To guard us from surrounding foes.

4 O Lord of hosts, thou God of grace!
How blest, divinely blest is he,
Who trusts thy love, and seeks thy face,
And fixes all his hopes on thee!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #362

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: Happy the men whom strength divine
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #7

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #7

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #7

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #7

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #7

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #7

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #4

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