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How pleasing is the scene, how sweet

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Published in 16 hymnals

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I. How pleasing is the scene, how sweet!
When kindred souls in friendship join;
Whose joys and cares united meet,
In bands of amity divine.

II. Less fragrant was the ointment pour'd
On Aaron's consecrated head,
When balmy sweets profusely shower'd,
Down to his sacred vesture spread.

III. Not flow'ry Hermon e'er display'd,
(Impearl'd with dew,) a fairer sight;
Nor Sion's beauteous hills, array'd
In golden beams of morning light.

IV. 'Tis here the Lord indulgent sheds
His kindest gifts, a heav'nly store;
With life immortal crowns their heads,
When earth's frail comforts please no more.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 2 #227

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 >

Text Information

First Line: How pleasing is the scene, how sweet
Title: Psalm CXXXIII
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Language: English
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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American Sunday School Psalmody; or, hymns and music, for the use of Sunday-schools and teacher's meetings; with a manual of instruction #23Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #223Page Scan
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Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d104
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d95
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 2 #227Text
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d206
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #497Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d156
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #347Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #347Page Scan
The New Village Harmony #d43
The Sunday School Choir and Superintendent's Assistant: Consisting of Services, Prayers, and Lessons for the Opening of Sunday School #d62
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d203
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