When fainting in the sultry waste

When fainting in the sultry waste

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 32 hymnals

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I. When fainting in the sultry waste,
And parch'd with thirst extream,
The weary pilgrim longs to taste
The cool, refreshing stream;

II. Should, sudden, to his hopeless eye
A crystal spring appear,
How would th' enliv'ning sweet supply
His drooping spirits cheer!

III. So longs the weary fainting mind,
Oppress'd with sins and woes,
Some soul-reviving spring to find,
Whence heav'nly comfort flows.

IV. Thus sweet the consolations are,
The promises impart;
Here flowing streams of life appear,
To ease the panting heart.

V. O may I thirst for thee, my God,
With ardent, strong desire;
And still through all this desert road,
To taste thy grace aspire.

VI. Then shall my prayer to thee ascend,
A grateful sacrifice;
My plaintive voice thou wilt attend,
And grant me full supplies.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #28

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 fainting in the sultry waste
Author: Anne Steele

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Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1027

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #36

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d310

General Baptist Hymn Book #d511

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #453

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #453

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d271

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Hymns of the Advent #119

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Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #119

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #122

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Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #28

Prison Hymn Book #d388

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Seamen's Hymns #36

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d674

The Boston One-Line Psalmist: embracing Day and Beal's New Musical Notation #d203

The Church Hymn Book #d612

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The Harp #531

The Praise #d325

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #591

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #601

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