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Jesus and didst thou leave the sky

Jesus and didst thou leave the sky

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 56 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesus, and didst Thou leave the sky,
To bear our griefs and woes?
And didst Thou bleed, and groan and die,
For Thy rebellious foes?

Refrain:
O ’twas wonderful, wonderful love,
That brought Him from heaven above,
As a ransom to die on the tree,
To save a poor sinner like me.

2 Well might the heav’ns with wonder view
A love so strange as thine!
No thought of angels ever knew
Compassion so divine! [Refrain]

3 Is there a heart that will not bend
To Thy divine control?
Descend, O Sovereign Love, descend,
And melt that stubborn soul. [Refrain]

4 O may our willing hearts confess
Thy sweet, Thy gentle sway;
Glad captives of Thy matchless grace,
Thy righteous rule obey. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #62

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: Jesus and didst thou leave the sky
Author: Anne Steele

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #409

Banner of Love, Complete (No. 1, 2, 3 & 4 Combined) #d16

Beautiful Songs of Zion, a Collection of New and Old Songs #d78

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d419

Carmina Sacra #d83

Chapel Hymns #d276

Christian Work-songs #d89

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d519

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Church Psalmody #H108

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Church Psalmody #108

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Crowning Praises #139

Enduring Hymns #d108

Glad Hosannas #d67

Glad Tidings for Sunday Schools, Revival Meetings #d66

Gospel Bells #d108

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d220

Gospel Songs No. 2 #d75

Great Songs of the Church #d165

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #278

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d550

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Laudes Domini #268

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Laudes Domini #571

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Laudes Domini #238

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #108

Melodies of the Church #d490

Our Hymns of Love, a Choice Collection of Gospel Songs #d86

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Priceless Pearls #40

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #631

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H124

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Psalms and Hymns #118

Song Land Melodies #d87

Songland Melodies ... a New Song Book for Revivals #d106

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad520

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Songs for the Sanctuary #459

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Songs for the Sanctuary #459

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Songs for the Sanctuary #459

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #459

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #459

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Songs of Evangelism #225

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Songs of the Church #251

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Songs of the Peacemaker #170

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Sunday-School Praises #68

The Book of Praise #d363

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs #227

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The Christian Church Hymnal #55

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d416

The Gospel Gleaner #d66

The Gospel Messenger, a New Song Book #d74

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The King of Kings #62

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The New Laudes Domini #819

The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #d114

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #443

The Signal Triumph #d54

Voice of Praise #d41

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