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Meditating on the Redeemer's Sufferings

Recall, my heart, that dreadful hour

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Tune: ST. LUKE (Lampe)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

I. Recall, my heart, that dreadful hour,
When Jesus on the cursed tree
Infinite pains and sorrows bore—
Think, O my soul, was this for thee?

II. See, crown'd with thorns that sacred head,
With beams of glory once adorn'd!
That voice, which heav'n and earth obey'd,
Is now by traitors mock'd and scorn'd.

III. And see those lovely melting eyes,
Whence kind compassion often flow'd,
Now rais'd imploring to the skies,
For harden'd souls athirst for blood!

IV. Those healing hands with blessings fraught,
Nail'd to the cross with pungent smart!
Inhuman deed! could no kind thought
To pity move the ruthless heart?

V. But oh! what agonies unknown,
His soul sustain'd beneath the load
Of mortal crimes! how deep the groan
Which calm'd the vengeance of a God!

VI. He groan'd! he dy'd! the awful scene
Of wonder, grief, surprizing love,
Forever let my heart retain,
Nor from my Saviour's feet remove.

VII. Jesus, accept this wretched heart,
Which trembling, mourning, comes to thee;
The blessing of thy death impart,
And tell my soul, 'tis all for me.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #181

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Recall, my heart, that dreadful hour
Title: Meditating on the Redeemer's Sufferings
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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