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When present sufferings pain our hearts

When present sufferings pain our hearts

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 When present suff'rings pain my heart,
Or future terrors rise,
And life and hope almost depart
From these dejected eyes:

2 Thy pow'rful word supports my hope,
Sweet cordial of the mind!
And bears my fainting spirit up,
And bids me wait resign'd.

3 And og! whate're of earthly bliss
Thy providence denies,
Accepted at thy throne of grace
Let this petition rise:

4 Give me a calm, a thankful heart,
From ev'ry murmur free;
The blessings of thy grace impart,
And let me live to thee.

5 Let the sweet hope, that I am thine,
My path of life attend;
Thy presence through my journey shine,
And crown my journey's end!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #320

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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Author: Anne Steele

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #320

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #320

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #320

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #169

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #174

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #174

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #169

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d411

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d403

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