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Bounteous in Mercy and Goodness

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1 My Maker and my King,
To thee my all I owe;
Thy constant goodness is the spring
Whence all my blessings flow.

2 The creature of thy hand,
On thee alone I live;
Thy countless benefits demand
More praise than I can give.

3 O let thy grace inspire
My soul with strength divine!
Let all my powers to thee aspire,
And all my days be thine.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #616

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: My Maker and my King!
Title: Bounteous in Mercy and Goodness
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

My Maker, and my King; to Thee my whole I owe. Anne Steele. [God, Creator and Benefactor.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, &c, 1760, vol. i. p. 48, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "God my Creator and Benefactor." It was repeated in her Poems, &c, 1780; and in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, 1863. Two forms of this hymn are in common use (1) The first is the original in its full or abridged form. This came into common use through the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769, where it is No. 25, and signed "T." (2) The second is:—

"My Maker and my King!
What thanks to Thee I owe."

This appeared in Hall's Mitre Hymn Book, 1836, No. 286, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines; and again in E. Osier's Church and King, June 1,1837. It was rewritten from Miss Steele's hymn by Osier for the Mitre Hymn Book, and should be given as Anne Steele, 1760; E. Osier, 1836.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

EL KADER


ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #616

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