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My soul no more shall strive in vain

My soul no more shall strive in vain

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 4 hymnals

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My soul no more shall strive in vain,
Slave to the world, and slave to sin!
A nobler toil I will sustain,
A nobler satisfaction win.

I will resolve, with all my heart,
With all my powers, to serve the Lord;
Nor from His precepts e’er depart,
Whose service is a rich reward.

O, be His service all my joy!
Around let my example shine,
Till others love the blest employ,
And join in labors so divine.

O, may I never faint nor tire,
Nor, wandering, leave His sacred ways;
Great God! accept my soul’s desire,
And give me strength to live Thy praise.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #241

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 Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #241

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #241

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Hymns of the Spirit #420

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National Hymn and Tune Book #13

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