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In Christ I've all my soul's desire

In Christ I've all my soul's desire

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 26 hymnals

Author: 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: In Christ I've all my soul's desire
Author: Anne Steele
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

In Christ I've all my soul's desire. [Christ All in All.] Appeared in the Christian Magazine, 1790, and signed "W. G. Bristol." In 1806, it was transferred, with alterations, to John Dobell's New Selection No. 44, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. This, the recognized form of the text, is in common use in Great Britain and America, including Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, and the Dutch Reformed Hymns for the Church, N. Y., 1869.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances (1 - 26 of 26)

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d121

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #408

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #408

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #574

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Hymns for Social Worship #48

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Pocket Hymns #92

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d189

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d78

Songs for the Lord's House #d178

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #147

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The Baptist Praise Book #441

The Church Hymn Book #d453

The People's Hymn Book #d135

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The Psalms and Hymns #12c

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #325

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