The traveller lost in night

The traveller lost in night

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 The trav'ller, lost in night,
Breathes many a longing sigh,
And marks the welcome dawn of light
With rapture in his eye.

2 Thus sweet the dawn of day
Lost weary sinners find,
When mercy with reviving ray
Beams o'er the fainting mind.

3 To slaves oppress with chains,
How kind, how dear the friend,
Whose gen'rous hand relieves their pains,
And bids their sorrows end!

4 Thus dear that friend divine,
Who rescues captive souls,
Unbinds the galling chains of sin,
And all its pow'r controls.

5 My God! to gospel light
My dawn of hope I owe;
Once, wand'ring in the shades of night,
And sunk in hopeless woe.

6 Thy hand redeem'd the slave,
And set the pris'ner free.
Be all I am, and all I have,
Devoted, Lord, to thee!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #257

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 traveller lost in night
Author: Anne Steele

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #257

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #719

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #334

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Hymns for Public Worship #97

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d404

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d343

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d338

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #166

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