So fades the lovely, blooming flower

So fades the lovely, blooming flower

Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Published in 126 hymnals

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1. So fades the lovely blooming flow’r, Frail, smiling solace of an hour; So soon our transient comforts fly, And pleasure only blooms to die. 2. Is there no kind, no healing art, To soothe the anguish of the heart? Spirit of grace, be ever nigh; Thy comforts are not made to die. 3. Let gentle patience smile on pain, Till dying hope revives again, Hope wipes the tear from sorrow’s eye, And faith points upward to the sky.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #32b

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: So fades the lovely, blooming flower
Author: Anne Steele (1760)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Instances (1 - 100 of 126)

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d389

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d224

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d459

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #390

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #698

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #440

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #52

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A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #52

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #945

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American Lutheran Hymnal #297

Baptist Songs with Music #d168

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d792

Chapel Hymns #d492

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d249

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #444

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #444

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d235

General Baptist Hymn Book #d416

Gospel Hymns #d482

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d368

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Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #70

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #583

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #583

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #607

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1084

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d953

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes: selected for use in Sunday school, prayer meeting, and home circle #252

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #713

Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d114

Plymouth Collection #d73

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1090

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Precious Gems No. l #201

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d210

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1176

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H673

Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d419

Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d417

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Seamen's Hymns #628

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d536

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #80

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Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #628

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #160

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad982

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1190

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1190

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1190

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1190

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1190

Songs for the School #d140

Songs for the School Room #d96

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Songs for the Service of Prayer #413

Songs of the Blessed Hope #d183

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #764

Templi Carmina #d210

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #949

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #323.949

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The Baptist Hymn Book #949

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The Baptist Praise Book #1111

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d683

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The Book of Worship #433

The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d141

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #484

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #689

The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d554

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The Christian Church Hymnal #377

The Christian Psalmist #d596

The Christian Psalter #d481

The Church Hymn Book #d483

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d788

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #1027

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The Cyber Hymnal #10562

The Evangelist's Songs of Praise #d119

The Good Old Songs #d482

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