Praise Ye the Lord, Let Praise Employ

Praise ye the Lord, let praise employ

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Published in 60 hymnals

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1 Praise ye the Lord! let praise employ,
In his own courts, your songs of joy;
The spacious firmament around
Shall echo back the joyful sound.

2 Recount his works in strains divine,
His wondrous works--how bright they shine!
Praise him for all his mighty deeds,
Whose greatness all your praise exceeds.

3 Let all whom life and breath inspire,
Attend, and join the blissful choir;
But chiefly ye, who know his word,
Adore, and love, and praise the Lord.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #347

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: Praise ye the Lord, let praise employ
Title: Praise Ye the Lord, Let Praise Employ
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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