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Morning: Grateful Praise

Lord of my life, O may thy praise

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 110 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord of my life! O may Thy praise
Employ my noblest powers;
Whose goodness lengthens out my days,
And fills the circling hours.

2 Preserved by Thine almighty arm,
I pass the shades of night,
Serene and safe from every harm,
And see returning light.

3 When sleep, death's semblance, o'er me spread,
And I unconscious lay;
Thy watchful care was round my bed
To guard my feeble clay.

4 O let the same almighty care
My waking hours attend:
From every trespass, every snare,
My heedless steps defend.

5 Smile on my minutes as they roll,
And guide my future days;
And let Thy goodness fill my soul
With gratitude and praise.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #27

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: Lord of my life, O may thy praise
Title: Morning: Grateful Praise
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Lord of my life, O may Thy praise. Anne Steele. [Morning.] Appeared in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760, vol. i. p. 20, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, headed, "A Morning Hymn"; and again in D. Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863. In addition to its use in its original, and in an abbreviated form, it is also given in a few American collections, including the Presbyterian Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God, Richmond, 1867, as, "God of my life, my morning song.”

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #400

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #400

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #400

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #419

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #604

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #42

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #42

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #42

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #42

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #42

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #42

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #113

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #596

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #596

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #596

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Baptist Hymn Book #a648

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #508

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #13

Chapel Hymns #d327

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d550

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #799

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Church Poetry #232a

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Church Psalmist #P3d

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Church Psalmist #P3d

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Church Psalmist #P3d

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d169

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d427

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Evangelical Hymnal #528

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d254

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #27

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #289

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #300

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #300

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a300

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d201

Family and Social Melodies #d205

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d165

Grammar School Hymn Book #d151

Harmony in Praise #d116

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #586

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #586

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #739

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #739

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #528

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #761

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #100

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #100

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Hymns and Tunes #493

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #940

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #940

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #35

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Hymns for Schools #340

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #616

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1157

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #604

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d667

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #616

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Hymns, Selected and Original #616

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Hymns #616

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Hymns #616

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Hymns #616

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Hymns #616

Jubilant Voices #d96

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New Hymn and Tune book #31b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #31b

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Parish Hymns #29

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #20

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H689

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #101

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S268

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B101

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Rich in Blessing #40

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d230

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Social Hymn Book #415

Supplement to Watts #d251

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Temple Melodies #105

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #289

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d459

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The Baptist Harp #22

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d341

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The Baptist Hymn Book #648

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d239

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The Book of Worship #183

The Christian Hymn Book #d383

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The Christian Hymn Book #1182

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d388

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The Christian Psalmist #582

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #147

The Devotional Hymn Book #d278

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d424

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The Harp #865

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a865

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The Heart and Voice #96b

The Jubilee Songster #d59

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