Though nature's voice you must obey

Though nature's voice you must obey

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 23 hymnals

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1 Though nature's voice you must obey,
Think, while your swelling griefs o'erflow,
That hand, which takes your joys away,
That sov'reign hand can heal your wo.

2 And while your mournful thoughts deplore
The parent gone, remov'd the friend!
With hearts resign'd,, his grace adore,
On whom your nobler hopes depend.

3 Does he not bid his children come
Thro' death's dark shades to realms of light!
Yet, when he calls them to their home
Shall fond survivors mourn their flight?

4 His work--here let your souls rely--
Immortal consolation gives:
Your heav'nly Father cannot die,
Th'eternal Friend forever lives.

5 O be that best of friends your trust;
On his almighty arm recline;
He, when your comforts sink in dust,
Can give you comforts more divine.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #376

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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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 #448

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #376

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #515

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d524

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #711

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #711

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #711

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #711

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Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose #127

The Evangelical Songster: or, a New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d83

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d241

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