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Lord, while my thoughts with wonder trace

Lord, while my thoughts with wonder trace

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 6 hymnals

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Lord while my thoughts with wonder trace
Thy favours past through all my days;
My thankful heart adores thy grace,
I trust that goodness which I praise.

Still from the same eternal spring
Thy various, constant bounties flow;
Beneath the shelter of thy wing
I view serene the shades of woe.

Ev'n death's tremendous vale appears
No more in gloomy terrors drest;
Thy smile, my God, forbids my fears
While on thy gracious hand I rest.

Through the dark scenes of mortal care,
To humble faith's enraptur'd eye
The distant prospect opens fair,
Of radiant mansions in the sky.

Yes, Lord, in thy divine abode
My soul desires, and hopes a place,
To dwell for ever near my God,
And view unveil'd thy lovely face.

With all my powers renew'd, refin'd,
To join the blissful choir above;
In strains immortal, unconfin'd
To celebrate my Saviour's love.

Source: Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose #67

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, while my thoughts with wonder trace
Author: Anne Steele

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #156

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #164

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #164

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #156

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d87

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Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose #67

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