Peace, my complaining, doubting heart

Peace, my complaining, doubting heart

Author: Anne Steele
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I. Peace, my complaining, doubting heart,
Ye busy cares be still;
Adore the just, the sov'reign Lord,
Nor murmur at his will.

II. Unerring wisdom guides his hand;
Nor dares my guilty fear,
Amid the sharpest pains I feel,
Pronounce his hand severe.

III. To soften ev'ry painful stroke,
Indulgent mercy bends;
And unrepining when I plead,
His gracious ear attends.

IV. Let me reflect with humble awe
Whene'er my heart complains,
Compar'd with what my sins deserve,
How easy are my pains!

V. Yes Lord, I own thy sov'reign hand,
thou just, and wise, and kind;
Be ev'ry anxious thought supprest,
And all my soul resign'd.

VI. But oh! indulge this only wish,
This boon I must implore;
Assure my soul, that thou art mine,
My God, I ask no more.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #148

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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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #288Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #417Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #417Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #417Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d200
Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #104Page Scan
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #148Text
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d390
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d388
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CCXIVPage Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #379Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #379Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #417Page Scan
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