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Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face

Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 35 hymnals

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I. Permit me, Lord, to seek thy face,
Obedient to thy call,
To seek the presence of thy grace,
My strength, my life, my all.

II. All I can wish is thine to give;
My God, I ask thy love,
That greatest bliss I can receive,
That bliss of heav'n above.

III. In these dark scenes of pain and woe,
What can my spirit find?
No happiness can dwell below,
To fill th' immortal mind.

IV. To heav'n my restless heart aspires:
O for a quick'ning ray,
T' invigorate my faint desires,
And cheer the tiresome way.

V. The path to thy divine abode,
Through a wild desert lies;
A thousand snares beset the road,
A thousand terrors rise.

VI. Satan and sin unite their art,
To keep me from my Lord:
Dear Saviour, guard my trembling heart,
And guide me by thy word.

VII. Whene'er the tempting foe alarms,
Or spreads the fatal snare,
I'll fly to my Redeemer's arms,
For safety must be there.

VIII. My guardian, my almighty friend,
On thee, my soul would rest;
On thee alone, my hopes depend,
Be near, and I am blest.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #72

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: Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face
Author: Anne Steele
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #333

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #118

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d734

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d857

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Church Psalmist #25

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Church Psalmist #25

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Church Psalmist #25

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Church Psalmody #H353

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Church Psalmody #353

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #234

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #353

Melodies of the Church #d821

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #72

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d655

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #366

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Psalms and Hymns #389

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Seamen's Hymns #25

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d485

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Social Psalmist #25

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The Baptist Hymn Book #612

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The Baptist Psalmody #658

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The Churchman's Treasury of Song #232

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The Psalmist #671

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The Psalmist #671

The Sabbath School Singing Book #d53

The Sanctus #d194

The Southern Psalmist #d672

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d706

Union Hymns. Rev. #d311

Union Hymns. Rev. #d318

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