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O gracious God, in Whom I live

Full 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
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

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)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 34 of 34)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #198Page Scan
A Service Book: with a selection of tunes and hymns for Sabbath schools (6th ed.) #57Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #309Page Scan
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #427TextPage Scan
Hymn, Tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools #35Page Scan
Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #66Page Scan
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #66Text
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America : Revised edition (1874) #66Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #130Page Scan
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d200
Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #24Page Scan
School and College Hymnal #d105
School and College Hymnal: a collection of hymns and of selections for responsive readings #134Page Scan
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
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #66aPage Scan
The Church Hymnal with Canticles #66bPage Scan
The Church Hymnal: revised and enlarged in accordance with the action of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892. (Ed. B) #338TextPage Scan
The Church Hymnal: revised and enlarged in accordance with the action of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892... #338Page Scan
The Church-Book #d310
The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d439
The Golden Harp #d223
The Gospel Hymnal #d435
The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #338TextPage Scan
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the of our Lord 1892..with music, as used in Trinity Church #338Page Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #66aPage Scan
The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #66bPage Scan
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d178
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #165Page Scan
The School Hymn and Tune Book #d127
The School Hymnary #d142
Year of Worship for Sunday Schools and Homes #104Page Scan



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