In vain I search creation o'er

In vain I search creation o'er

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 47 hymnals

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1 In vain I trace creation o'er
In search of solid rest:
The whole creation is too poor,
Too mean to make me blest.

2 Let earth and all her charms depart,
Unworthy of the mind;
In God alone this restless heart
Enduring bliss can find.

3 Thy favor, Lord, is all I want;
Here would my spirit rest:
Oh seal the rich, the boundless grant,
And make me fully blest!

Source: The Book of Worship #315

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: In vain I search creation o'er
Author: Anne Steele

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d247
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #740Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #254Page Scan
Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d121
Bradbury's Sabbath School Melodies, and Family Choir: a complete collection of hymns and music for all Sabbath school occasions #49Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d266
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #91Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #91Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H311Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #311Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #701Page Scan
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conference Meetings #d40
Hymns and Tunes for Vestry and Conferences. 2nd ed. #d36
Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #85Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #311Page Scan
Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d131
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H289Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #351Page Scan
Schools Lyrics #d102
Songs for Social and Public Worship #407Page Scan
Songs for the New Life #d299
Songs for the School #d79
The American Sabbath School Singing Book: containing hymns, tunes, scriptural selections and chants, for Sabbath schools #129Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #502Page Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d87
The Book of Worship #315TextPage Scan
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #110bPage Scan
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #308Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d234
The Harp #564Page Scan
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #243Page Scan
The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music: containing melodies, chorals, anthems and chants, harmonized in four parts; together with the celebrated Christus and Miserere by ZIngarelli #76Page Scan
The New England Sabbath School Minstrel: a collection of music and hymns adapted to sabbath schools, families, and social meetings #131Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #593Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #593Page Scan
The Psaltery #d125
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d113
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #170Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #149cPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d477
The Sabbath School Harp: being a selection of tunes and hynns, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families, and social meetings (2nd ed.) #[44]Page Scan
The School Hymn and Tune Book #d96
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d395
The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #178Page Scan
The Southern Psalmist #d386
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d402
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d196



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