Lord of my life, O may thy praise

Lord of my life, O may thy praise

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 104 hymnals

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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 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: Lord of my life, O may thy praise
Author: Anne Steele

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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 Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #419

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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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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

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

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: with music #300

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 for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #940

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #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 the Sanctuary #616

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #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: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #616

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #616

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #616

Jubilant Voices #d96

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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: original and selected (5th ed.) #B101

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #289

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d459

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d341

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #648

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d239

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The Book of Worship #183

The Christian Hymn Book #d383

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d388

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #147

The Devotional Hymn Book #d278

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d424

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The Harp #865

The Jubilee Songster #d59

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d179

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #892

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #892

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d161

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