The Mysteries of Providence

Lord, how Mysterious are thy Ways!

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 77 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord, how mysterious are thy ways!
How blind are we, how mean our praise!
Thy steps no mortal eyes explore;
'Tis ours to wonder and adore.

2 Great God! I do not ask to see
What in futurity shall be;
Let light and bliss attend my days,
And then my future hours be praise

3 Are darkness and distress my share?
Give me to trust thy guardian care;
Enough for me, if love divine
At length through every cloud shall shine.

4 Yet this my soul desires to know,
Be this my only wish below;
That Christ is mine! this great request,
Grant, bounteous God, and I am blest.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #135

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 >

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First Line: Lord, how Mysterious are thy Ways!
Title: The Mysteries of Providence
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #51

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