Hear, gracious God, my humble moan

Hear, gracious God, my humble moan

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 80 hymnals

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1 Hear, gracious God, my humble moan,
To Thee I breathe my sigh:
When will the mournful night be gone?
When shall my joys arise?

2 Yet though my soul in darkness mourns,
Thy promise is my stay;
Here would I rest till light returns,
Thy presence makes my day.

3 Come, Lord, and with celestial peace,
Relieve my aching heart;
Oh smile, and bid my sorrows cease,
And all their gloom depart.

4 Then shall my drooping spirit rise,
And bless Thy healing rays,
And change these deep complaining sighs
For songs of sacred praise.

Source: The Book of Worship #323

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: Hear, gracious God, my humble moan
Author: Anne Steele
Publication Date: 1760
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d278

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d67

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #485

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d124

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #254

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship. 2nd ed. #d132

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #254

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #254

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d107

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #200

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #308

A Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, from the Most Approved Authors ... of the Church of Christ #d119

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American Psalmody #115b

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Baptist Hymn Book #a348

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d339

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d398

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Church Melodies #281

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Church Poetry #241a

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Church Psalmist #408

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Church Psalmist #408

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Church Psalmist #408

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Church Psalmody #H322

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Church Psalmody #322

Cole's Pocket Edition of Psalm and Hymn Tunes, Containing Most of the Tunes Used in Different Churches #d47

Family Hymns #d101

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Hallowed Songs #C5

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d117

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Hymns for Christian Melody #358

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Hymns for Social Worship #106

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #396

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #158

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d124

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #67

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #322

Melodies of the Church #d378

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New Hymn and Tune book #75d

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New Hymn and Tune Book #75d

Parish Psalmody #d265

Parish Psalmody #d273

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #136

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #127

Sacred poetry #d177

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Sacred Poetry #aH.CIII

Sacred Poetry #d176

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Sacred Poetry #H.CIII

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Seamen's Hymns #408

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d240

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H158

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Social Psalmist #408

Songs of Zion, or The Hymnal Casket #d29

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #213

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #213

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #213

Supplement to Watts #d176

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d141

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d218

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The Baptist Hymn Book #903

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The Baptist Hymn Book #348

The Book of Praise #d118

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The Book of Worship #323

The Christian Harmony #d120

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #337

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d115

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The Heart and Voice #160b

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H158

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The Middlesex Collection of Church Music #88

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The New Golden Shower #34b

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d119

The Olive Branch #d49

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d110

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The Psalmist #S77

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The Psalmody #599

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1026

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The Social Psalmist #162

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