The Exaltation of Christ

Now let us raise our cheerful strains

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 73 hymnals

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1 Now let us raise our cheerful strains,
And join the blissful choir above;
There our exalted Saviour reigns,
And there they sing His wondrous love.

2 Jesus, who once upon the tree
In agonizing pains expired,
To save us rebels,--yes, 'tis He!
How bright, how lovely, how admired!

3 Jesus, who died that we might live,
Died in the wretched traitor's place,
Oh, what returns can mortals give
For such immeasurable grace!

4 Yet, though for bounty so divine
We ne'er can equal honors raise,
Jesus, may all our hearts be Thine,
And all our tongues proclaim Thy praise.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #161

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: Now let us raise our cheerful strains
Title: The Exaltation of Christ
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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