Sure the blest Comforter is nigh

Sure the blest Comforter is nigh

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: ZEPHYR (Bradbury)
Published in 94 hymnals

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1 Sure the blest comforter is nigh,
'Tis he sustains my fainting heart;
Else would my hope forever die,
And every cheering ray depart.

2 When some kind promise glads my soul,
Do I not find his healing voice
the tempest of my fears control,
And bid my drooping powers rejoice?

3 Whene'er to call the Savior mine,
With ardent with my heart aspires;
Can it be less than power divine,
Which animates these strong desires?

4 What less than thy almighty word
Can raise my heart from earth and dust,
And bid me cleave to thee, my Lord,
My life, my treasure, and my trust?

5 And when my cheerful hope can say,
I love my God, and taste his grace,
Lord, is it not thy blissful ray,
Which brings this dawn of sacred peace?

6 Let thy kind spirit in my heart
Forever dwell, O God of love,
And light and heavenly peace impart,
Sweet earnest of the joys above.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Sure the blest Comforter is nigh
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #377

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #135

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #355

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #188

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d812

Chapel Hymns #d508

Christian Hymnal #d447

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d819

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #214

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #S81

Gloria in Excelsis #d630

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #133

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #133

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #214

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #214

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #160

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #367

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Hymns for Christian Melody #431

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #321

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #177

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #177

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #177

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #177

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #544

Parish Psalmody #d743

Parish Psalmody #d757

Plymouth Collection #d75

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d215

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d739

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #570

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H194

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Revival Hymns #118

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Seamen's Hymns #214

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d551

Selections from the Book of Worship with Tunes #d84

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #S11

Songs for the New Life #d591

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1014

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #389

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #389

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #389

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #389

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #389

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #208

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The Baptist Praise Book #500

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The Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for use in social meetings. #24

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #548

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d808

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #261

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CVII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CVII

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #94

The Millennial Harp #d387

The Millennial Harp #d189

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The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #531

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #486

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #486

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d969

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d812

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d513

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d434

Village Hymns #d503

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #175

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