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Laden with guilt, sinners, arise

Laden with guilt, sinners, arise

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Laden'd with Guilt, Sinners arise,
And view your bleeding Sacrifice,
Each purple Drop proclaims there's Room,
And bids the Poor and Needy come.

2 Beneath your Crimes the Victim stood,'
Sign'd your Acquittances in Blood,
Hereby stern Justice is appeas'd,
Sinners look up and be releas'd.

3 Mercy, Peace, Truth, and Righteousness,
Beam from the Reconciler's Face:
Here Look, till Love dissolve our Heart,
And bid your slavish Fears depart.

4 O quit the World's delusive Charms,
And quickly fly to Jesus' Arms;
Wrestle until your God is known,
Till you can call the Lord your own.



Source: A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: intended for the edification of sincere Christians of all denominations #XXII

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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Author: Anne Steele

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