My God, to thee I call

My God, to thee I call

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 2 hymnals

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I. My God, to thee I call—
Must I forever mourn?
So far from thee, my life, my all?
O when wilt thou return!

II. Dark as the shades of night
My gloomy sorrows rise,
And hide thy soul-reviving light
From these desiring eyes.

III. My comforts all decay,
My inward foes prevail;
If thou withhold thy healing ray,
Expiring hope will fail.

IV. Away distressing fears,
My gracious God is nigh,
And heav'nly pity sees my tears,
And marks each rising sigh.

V. Dear source of all my joys,
And solace of my care,
O wilt thou hear my plaintive
And grant my humble pray'r!

VI. These envious clouds remove,
Thy cheering light restore,
Confirm my int'rest in thy love
'Till I can doubt no more.

VII. Then if my troubles rise,
To thee, my God, I'll flee,
And raise my hopes above the skies,
And cast my cares on thee.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #143

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: My God, to thee I call
Author: Anne Steele
Copyright: Public Domain



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