The rising morn the closing day

The rising morn the closing day

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 The rising morn, the closing day,
Repeat thy praise with grateful voice;
Both in their turns thy pow'r display,
And, laden with thy gifts, rejoice.

2 Earth's wide-extended, varying scenes,
All smiling round, thy bounty show.
From seas or clouds, full magazines,
Thy rich diffusive blessings flow.

3 Now earth receives the precious seed,
Which thy indulgent hand prepares;
And nourishes the future bread,
And answers all the sower's cares.

4 Thy sweet refreshing show'rs attend
And through the ridges gently flow,
Soft on the springing corn descend;
And thy kind blessing makes it grow.

5 Thy goodness crowns the circling year;
Thy paths drop fatness all around;
Ev'n barren wilds thy praise declare,
And echoing hills return the sound.

6 Here, spreading flocks adorn the plain;
There plenty ev'ry charm displays.
Thy bounty clothes each lovely scene;
And joyful nature shouts thy praise.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #69

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: The rising morn the closing day
Author: Anne Steele

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #500

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #486

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #325

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #337

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #337

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #325

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d400

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Sacred Poetry #36

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d396

Universalist Hymn Book #d518

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