To thee, my God, my heart shall bring

To thee, my God, my heart shall bring

Author: Anne Steele
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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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Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #23Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #23Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #23Page Scan
Hymns for Mothers #d88
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d263
Mother's Hymn Book . New ed. #d141
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 2 #230Text
Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns: particularly adapted to revivals of religion, and intended as a supplement to Watts. #115Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d503
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d501
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #CXXXVIIIaPage Scan
Seamen's Hymns #23Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d638
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #23Page Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #44Page Scan
The Mother's Hymn Book: compiled from various authors and private manuscripts: for the use of maternal associations, and for special occasions of social and private worship #32Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #20Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #20Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d486
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #161Page Scan
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