To your Creator, God

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1 To your Creator God,
Your great Preserver, raise,
Ye creatures of His hand,
Your highest notes of praise.
Let ev'ry voice
Proclaim His power,
His name adore,
And loud rejoice.

2 Let all the creatures join
To celebrate His name,
And all their various powers
Assist th'exalted theme.
Let nature raise
From every tongue
A general song
Of grateful praise.

3 But oh! from human tongues
Should nobler praises flow;
And ev'ry thankful heart
With warm devotion glow.
Your voices raise,
Ye highly blest
Above the rest;
Declare His praise.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #8

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 your Creator, God
Author: Anne Steele

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #27

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #8

Chapel Hymns #d597

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #386

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #386

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #817

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #37

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #48

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #48

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #48

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #42

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H25

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d446

Seamen's Hymns #18

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d639

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #699

Songs for the Lord's House #d492

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #99

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The Gospel Psalmist #106

The Praise #d304

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The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #11

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