When verdure clothes the fertile vale

When verdure clothes the fertile vale

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 129 hymnals

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1 When verdure clothes the fertile vale,
And blossoms deck the spray,
And fragrance breathes in every gale,
How sweet the vernal day!

2 Hark! how the feathered warblers sing!
'Tis nature's cheerful voice:
Soft music hails the lovely spring,
And woods and fields rejoice.

3 O God of nature and of grace,
Thy heavenly gifts impart;
Then shall my meditation trace
Spring blooming in my heart.

4 Inspired to praise, I then shall join
Glad nature's cheerful song,
And love and gratitude divine
Attune my joyful tongue.

5 O God of nature, God of grace,
Thy heavenly gifts impart,
And bid sweet meditation trace
Spring blooming in my heart.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #987

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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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d956

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d962

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d963

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #810

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #733

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #84

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #353

A Selection of Hymns #d322

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #324

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #336

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H141

Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d336

Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d135

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d169

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1054

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #96

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #877

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1157

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H692

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #692

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #XXI

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d321

Glad Tidings: New Hymns and Tunes for Sunday Schools #d110

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #695

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #564

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #778

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #860

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #860

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Hymns for Christian Melody #760

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1203

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d558

Hymns of Progress #d229

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #601

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Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #692

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Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #170

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Plymouth Sabbath School Collection: or, Hymns and Tunes #18

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d199

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d796

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d154

Psalmista: or, Choir Melodies #d268

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d919

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Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #734

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S412

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d312

Sabbath School Gems #d147

Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d537

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Seamen's Hymns #609

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d699

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Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #206

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #69

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d463

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d619

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #654

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d214

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book: with devotional exercises. (Rev. ed.) #156

The Canadian Warbler #d193

The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d255

The Church Hymn Book #d639

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The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #568

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #979

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d818

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The Gospel Psalmist #892

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d486

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