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How blest are they, how truly wise

How blest are they, how truly wise

Author (st. 1): Anne Steele
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 How blest are they, how truly wise,
Who learn and keep the sacred road!
Happy the men whom Heav'n employs
To turn rebellious hearts to God!

2 While these declare the written word
And prove their doctrine from the Lord,
To him, in them respect we'll pay
And bless the doctrines they convey.

3 Let them instruct we would be wise;
Their just reproofs we'll not despise;
But meet with love their faithful cares,
And joy with them our fervent prayers.

4 May peace from heav'n upon them rest,
And be their labours greatly blest,
To save from sin, sad hearts relieve—
And may they share the joys they give.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CL

Author (st. 1): 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: How blest are they, how truly wise
Author (st. 1): Anne Steele
Source: From "There is a glorious world on high"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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