When death appears before my sight

When death appears before my sight

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 67 hymnals

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1 When death appears before my sight
In all his dire array,
Unequal to the dreadful sight,
My courage dies away.

2 But see my glorious Leader nigh!
My Lord, my Savior lives:
Before him death's pale terrors fly,
And my faint heart revives.

3 he left his dazzling throne above,
He met the tyrant's dart,
And (O amazing power of love!)
Received it in his heart.

4 No more, O grim destroyer, boast
Thy universal sway;
To heaven-born souls thy sting is lost,
Thy night is turned to day.

5 Lord, I commit my soul to thee,
Accept the sacred trust,
Receive this nobler part of me,
And watch my sleeping dust:

6 'Till that illustrious morning come,
when all thy saints shall rise,
And, clothed in full immortal bloom,
Attend thee to the skies.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: When death appears before my sight
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #606

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d169

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #372

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d702

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1135

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H610

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #610

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d171

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d356

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #403

Hymns Selected #d232

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d232

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #267

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d281

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d308

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #707

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #707

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #707

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #707

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #153

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #682

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d605

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #826

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCLIX

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCCLIX

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d310

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1270

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d252

The Sacred Songster. 5th ed. #d188

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