To thee, my God, my heart shall bring

To thee, my God, my heart shall bring

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 20 hymnals

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I. To thee, my God, my heart shall bring
The lively grateful song;
Attending kings shall hear me sing,
With rapture on my tongue.

II. Before thy throne with prostrate joy,
I will adore thy name;
Thy praise shall be my blest employ,
Thy love and truth my theme.

III. Amid the glories of thy name,
Thy truth exalted shines;
A faithful God thy words proclaim
In everlasting lines.

IV. When in the day of deep distress,
To thee, my God, I cry'd,
With strength divine thy pow'rful grace
My fainting soul supply'd.

V. The monarchs of the earth shall hear,
And join my sacred lays;
Thy glorious name with joy revere,
And sing thy wond'rous praise.

VI. Th'eternal God looks kindly down,
And smiles on humble souls;
But from afar his piercing frown
The sons of pride controuls.

VII. What tho' around my painful way
Continual trouble grows;
Thy saving hand shall be my stay,
And crush my wrathful foes.

VIII. Thou, Lord, wilt all my hopes fulfill,
To thee the work belongs;
Let endless mercy guide me still,
And tune my grateful songs.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 2 #230

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: To thee, my God, my heart shall bring
Author: Anne Steele



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