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 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: 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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