My God, what blessings round me shone

My God, what blessings round me shone

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 My God, what blessings round me shone,
Where'er I turned my eye!
How many pass'd, almost unknown,
Or unregarded, by!

2 Each rolling year new favors brought
From thy exhaustless store.
But, ah! in vain my laboring thought
Would count thy mercies o'er:

3 While sweet reflection thro' my days,
Thy bounteous hand would trace;
Still dearer blessings claim thy praise,
The blessings of thy race.

4 Yes, I adore thee, gracious Lord!
For favors more divine;
That I have known thy sacred word,
Where all thy glories shine.

5 My highest praise, alas, how !
How cold my warmest love!
My father! teach me to adore
As angles do above.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #27

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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Author: Anne Steele

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #177

Universalist Hymn Book #d331

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