Lord of the earth, and sea, and skies

Lord of the earth, and sea, and skies

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

I. Lord of the earth, and seas, and skies,
All nature owns thy sov'reign pow'r;
At thy command the tempests rise,
At thy command the thunders roar.

II. We hear, with trembling and affright,
The voice of heav'n, (tremendous sound!)
Keen lightnings pierce the shades of night,
And spread bright horrors all around.

III. What mortal could sustain the stroke,
Should wrath divine in vengeful storms,
(Which our repeated crimes provoke,)
descend to crush rebellious worms?

IV. These dreadful glories of thy name
With terror would o'erwhelm our souls;
But mercy dawns with kinder beam,
And guilt and rising fear controuls.

V. O let thy mercy on my heart
With cheerful, healing radiance shine;
Bid ev'ry anxious fear depart,
And gently whisper, Thou art mine.

VI. Then safe beneath thy guardian care,
In hope serene my soul shall rest;
Nor storms nor dangers reach me there,
In thee, my God, my refuge, blest.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #24

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 the earth, and sea, and skies
Author: Anne Steele
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #24

Sacred poetry #d275

Page Scan

Sacred Poetry #aH.CLVI

Sacred Poetry #d274

Page Scan

Sacred Poetry #H.CLVI

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d262

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d156

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us