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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 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 >

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First Line: Lord, while my thoughts with wonder trace
Author: Anne Steele
Copyright: Public Domain

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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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