Providence profusely kind

Providence profusely kind

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Providence, profusely kind,
Wheresoe'er you turn your eyes,
Bids you with a grateful mind
View a thousand blessings rise.

2 Thankful own what you enjoy:
But a changing world like this,
Where a thousand fears annoy,
Cannot give you perfect bliss.

3 Perfect bliss resides above,
Far above yon azure sky;
Bliss, that merits all your love,
Merits ev'ry anxious sigh.

4 What like this has earth to give?
O ye righteous! in your breast
Let the admonition live,
Nor on earth desire to rest.

5 When your bosom heaves a sigh,
Or your eye emits a tear,
Let your wishes rise on high,
Ardent rise to bliss sincere.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #458

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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Author: Anne Steele

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d270

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #257

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #266

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #266

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #257

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Hymns for Children, Selected and Altered #84

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d119

Sunday School Singing Book #d25

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d291

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d286

The Modern Psalmist #d260

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