My Maker and my King!

My Maker and my King!

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: EL KADER
Published in 190 hymnals

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1 My Maker and my King,
To thee my all I owe;
Thy sov'reign bounty is the spring
Whence all my blessings flow;
Thy sov'reign bounty is the spring
Whence all my blessings flow.

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

3 Lord, what can I impart
When all is thine before?
Thy love demands a thankful heart;
The gift, alas! how poor;
Thy love demands a thankful heart;
The gift, alas! how poor.

4 O! let thy grace inspire
My soul with strength divine;
Let ev'ry word and each desire
And all my days be thine;
Let ev'ry word and each desire
And all my days be thine.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #689

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: My Maker and my King!
Author: Anne Steele

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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)

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The Cyber Hymnal #4432

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #48

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XXIV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #XXIV

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d218

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #261

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d291

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #53

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d127

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #119

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #119

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #119

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #119

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d688

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #119

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #237

Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d84

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #66

The Modern Psalmist #d185

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d161

The Christian Psalter #d351

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #66

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d243

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #20

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d120

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book: with devotional exercises. (Rev. ed.) #137

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #150

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #28

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Hymns for Public Worship #389

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H93

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d240

Chapel Hymns #d364

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Seamen's Hymns #28

The Christian Hymn Book #d420

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #119

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #354

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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #133

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d191

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d150

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #565

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d160

Congregational Singing Book: a Collection of Sacred Music #d42

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #121

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d289

Vestry Songs #d129

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d107

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d424

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