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O gracious God, in Whom I live

Representative Text

1 O gracious God, in Whom I live,
My feeble efforts aid;
Help me to watch, and pray, and strive,
Though trembling and afraid.

2 Increase my faith, increase my hope,
When foes and fears prevail;
And bear my fainting spirit up,
Or soon my strength will fail.

3 Whene'er temptations fright my heart,
Or lure my feet aside,
My God, Thy powerful aid impart,
My Guardian and my Guide.

4 O keep me in Thy heavenly way,
And bid the tempter flee;
And let me never, never stray
From happiness and Thee.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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: O gracious God, in Whom I live
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English


O Gracious God, in Whom I live. This is a cento from Anne Steele's "Alas! what hourly dangers rise," p. 34, i. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



Instances (1 - 34 of 34)
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A Service Book #57

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #309

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Gloria Deo #427

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Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #35

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #66


Hymnal #66

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Hymnal #66

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Hymns for Social Worship #130

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d200

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #24

School and College Hymnal #d105

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School and College Hymnal #134

Schools Lyrics #d159

Selected Hymn Tunes with Words for Church and Home. First series #d26

Songs for the School #d111

The Book of Worship #d366

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #66a

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #66b

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The Church Hymnal #338

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The Church Hymnal #338

The Church-Book #d310

The Golden Harp #d223

The Gospel Hymnal #d435

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The Hymnal #338

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The Hymnal #66a

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The Hymnal #66b

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The Public School Hymnal #165

The School Hymn and Tune Book #d127

The School Hymnary #d142

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Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #104

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