Jesus, what shall I do to show

Jesus, what shall I do to show

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: NEW HOPE (Cagle)
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

Jesus, what shall I do to show
How much I love thy glorious name?
Let my whole heart with rapture glow
Thy boundless goodness to proclaim.

Yes, dearest Lord, my heart is thine,
Sacred to thee be all its powers!
O bid me give to love divine
The little remnant of my hours!

Thou narrow heart, ye fleeting hours,
How mean the tribute you can raise!
The grace my thankful soul adores,
Claims an eternity of praise!

Lord, if a distant glimpse of thee
Can give such sweet, such rich delight;
What must their joy, their transport be
Who dwell for ever in thy sight?

To that bright world my heart aspires,
Where all the glories of thy face
Unveil'd, shall fill the soul's desires,
And tune the song to boundless grace!

O teach my heart, my life, my voice
To celebrate thy wonderous love!
Fulfill my hopes, compleat my joys,
And bid me join the songs above.

Source: Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose #81

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, what shall I do to show
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Publication Date: 1780
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Sacred Harp #316

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