Creation and Providence

Lord, when our raptured thought surveys

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 137 hymnals

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1 Lord, when my raptured thought surveys
Creation’s beauties o’er,
All nature joins to teach Thy praise,
And bid my soul adore.

2 Where’er I turn my gazing eyes,
Thy radiant footsteps shine;
Then thousand pleasing wonders rise,
And speak their source divine.

3 All-bounteous Lord! Thy grace impart;
Oh! teach me to improve
Thy gifts, with ever-grateful heart,
And crown them with Thy love.

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #92

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, when our raptured thought surveys
Title: Creation and Providence
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9534
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #134

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #34

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #4

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #4

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #4

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d103

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship #XXXI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XXXI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #LXXII

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A Manual of Worship #122

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #53

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #32

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #27

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #XXVII

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #27

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #198

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American Psalmody #82a

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American Psalmody #112b

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Baptist Hymn Book #a36

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d536

Chapel Hymns #d334

Christian Hymnal #d287

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d565

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Church Melodies #88

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Church Psalmist #10

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Church Psalmist #10

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Church Psalmist #10

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d435

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Echoes of Paradise #209

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Evangelical Hymns #2

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Evangelical Musick #76b

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Gloria Deo #92

Gloria in Excelsis #d398

Gloria in Excelsis #d241

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d260

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #9

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #9

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d267

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d87

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Hymns for Schools #174

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d132

Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d249

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d678

Hymns Selected #d126

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d126

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d147

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d203

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #87

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Laudes Domini #160

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Laudes Domini #276

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #304

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #304

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Parish Hymns #64

Parish Psalmody #d454

Parish Psalmody #d466

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Plymouth Collection #a113

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #113

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #4

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #417

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #84

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H81

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #147

Sacred poetry #d288

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Sacred Poetry #aH.CLX

Sacred Poetry #d287

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Sacred Poetry #H.CLX

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #5

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #7

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Sacred Songs for School Use #14

School and College Hymnal #d83

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School and College Hymnal #75

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Seamen's Hymns #10

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d379

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Selah #98c

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Social Psalmist #10

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad659

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b269

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Songs for the Sanctuary #A475c

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Songs for the Sanctuary #269

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Songs for the Sanctuary #269

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Songs for the Sanctuary #269

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #269

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #269

Songs for the School #d91

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Songs of the Church #907

Supplement to Watts #d259

The American Repository of Sacred Music #d102

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #28

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #113

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The Baptist Hymn Book #66

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The Baptist Hymn Book #36

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The Baptist Praise Book #177

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