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When sin and sorrow, fear and pain

When sin and sorrow, fear and pain

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

I. When sin and sorrow, fear and pain,
My trembling heart dismay,
My feeble strength, alas, how vain!
It sinks and dies away.

II. My spirit asks a firmer prop,
I lean upon the Lord;
My God, the pillar of my hope,
Is thy unchanging word.

III. On this are built the brightest joys,
Celestial beings know,
And 'tis the same almighty voice
Supports the saints below.

IV. 'Tis this upholds the rolling spheres,
And heav'ns immortal frame;
Then, O my soul, suppress thy fears,
Thy basis is the same.

V. The sacred word the solemn oath,
Forever must remain;
I trust in everlasting truth,
Nor can my trust be vain.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #150

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 sin and sorrow, fear and pain
Author: Anne Steele



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