To Jesus, our victorious Lord

To Jesus, our victorious Lord

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 5 hymnals

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I. To Jesus, our victorious Lord,
The praises of our lives belong;
Forever be his name ador'd:
Sweet theme of ev'ry thankful song.

II. Lost in despair, beset with foes,
Undone, and perishing we lay;
His pity melted o'er our woes,
And sav'd the tremb'ling, dying prey.

III. He fought, he conquer'd tho' he fell,
While with his last expiring breath,
He triumph'd o'er the pow'rs of hell,
And by his dying vanquish'd death.

IV. Now on his Father's throne he reigns,
And all the tuneful choir above
Resound in high immortal strains,
The praises of victorious love.

V. Tho' still reviving foes arise,
Temptations, sins, and doubts appear,
And pain our hearts, and fill our eyes
with many a groan, and many a tear:

VI. Still shall we fight, and still prevail,
In our almighty leader's name;
His strength, whene'er our spirits fail,
Shall all our active pow'rs inflame.

VII. Immortal honours wait above,
To crown the dying conqu'ror's brow;
And endless peace, and joy, and love,
For the short war sustain'd below.

VIII. Exalted near their Saviour's seat,
His saints shall dwell, their dangers o'er,
And cast their crowns beneath his feet,
And love, and wonder, and adore.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #94

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was the daughter of Particular Baptist preacher and timber merchant William Steele. She spent her entire life in Broughton, Hampshire, near the southern coast of England, and devoted much of her time to writing. Some accounts of her life portray her as a lonely, melancholy invalid, but a revival of research in the last decade indicates that she had been more active and social than what was previously thought. She was theologically conversant with Dissenting ministers and "found herself at the centre of a literary circle that included family members from various generations, as well as local literati." She chose a life of singleness to focus on her craft. Before Christmas in 1742, she declined a marriage proposal from contemporar… Go to person page >

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First Line: To Jesus, our victorious Lord
Author: Anne Steele
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