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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

When death before my sight

When death before my sight

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 6 hymnals

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 before my sight
Author: Anne Steele

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Family and Social Melodies #d385

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #667

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New Hymn and Tune book #209f

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New Hymn and Tune Book #209f

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The Heart and Voice #232b

The Praise #d323

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