Trusting in his mercy with humble submission and hope

Indulgent still to my request

Author: Anne Steele (1780)
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Indulgent still to my request,
How free thy tender mercies are!
With full consent my thoughts arrest,
My gracious God, thy faithful care.

The hand that holds the rod I see;
That gentle hand I must adore;
Which my expectant hopes implore!

Thy hand sustains me lest I faint,
Or at the needful stroke repine;
Thy ear attends to my complaint;
The tenderest pity, Lord, is thine.

And can my heart desire in vain,
When he who chastens bids me sue,
That every sorrow, every pain
Be blest to teach, reclaim, renew?

O yet support thy feeble child,
Till thy correcting hand remove!
Be all thy purposes fulfill'd,
And bid me sing thy sparing love.

Source: Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose #72

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: Indulgent still to my request
Title: Trusting in his mercy with humble submission and hope
Author: Anne Steele (1780)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1780
Copyright: Public Domain