Preserved by Thine almighty arm

Representative Text

1 Preserved by Thine almighty arm,
I passed the shades of night;
Serene and safe from every harm,
And see returning light.

2 While many spent the night in sighs,
And restless pains and woes,
In gentle sleep I closed my eyes,
And undisturbed repose.

3 Oh, let the same almighty care
My waking hours attend,
From every danger, every snare,
My heedless steps defend.

Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #212

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Preserved by Thine almighty arm
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


EVAN (Havergal)

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International Song Service #212

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International Song Service #90a

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Song Sermons for General Use and Special Services #140

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