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Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face

Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 34 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 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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First Line: Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face
Author: Anne Steele



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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d614
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #333Page Scan
A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes: for Worship in the Church and Family #118Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #518Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #195bPage Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d734
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d857
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #25Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #25Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #25Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H353Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #353Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #234Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #353Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d821
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #72Text
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H240Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d674
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d655
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #366Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #389Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #25Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d485
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #25Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #612Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #658Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #671Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #671Page Scan
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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