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Jesus, to thy celestial light

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, to thy celestial light
Author: Anne Steele

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Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d544

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Church Psalmody #H179

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Church Psalmody #179

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d258

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #179

Melodies of the Church #d513

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Psalms and Hymns #187

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The Christian Melodist #176

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The Gospel Psalmist #321

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The Harp #559

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The Psalmody #455

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #656

Union Hymns #d214

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d253

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