When verdure clothes the fertile vale

When verdure clothes the fertile vale

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 135 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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Author: Anne Steele

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #68

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #68

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #68

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 United Brethren in Christ #882

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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 #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 Hymns and Psalms #324

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

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #84

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #84

Asaph #d336

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Baptist Hymn Book #a654

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

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Carmina Sacra #93a

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d169

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #732

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 #877

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

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Church Poetry #175

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Church Psalmist #609

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Church Psalmist #609

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Church Psalmist #609

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Church Psalmody #H692

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Church Psalmody #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 #d110

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #695

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a695

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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 #860

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #860

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Hymns for Christian Melody #760

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1203

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d558

Hymns of Progress #d229

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Hymns #601

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Hymns #601

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Hymns #601

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Juvenile Songs #76

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #692

Melodies of the Church #d1109

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Pilgrim Songs for the Sunday School #170

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Plymouth Sabbath School Collection #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 #d268

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

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Psalms and Hymns #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

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Sabbath School Gems of Music and Poetry #78

Sacred poetry #d537

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Sacred Poetry #aH.CCLXVIII

Sacred Poetry #d534

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Sacred Poetry #H.CCLXVIII

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Seamen's Hymns #609

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d699

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Select Hymns from Other Authors, Selected Harmony Together with Directions for Musical Expression. 2nd ed. #a206

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa206

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Select Hymns #206

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

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Social Psalmist #609

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #510

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #179

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #179

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #179

Supplement to Watts #d472

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

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d619

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The Baptist Hymn Book #654

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d214

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The Boston Sunday School Hymn Book #156

The Canadian Warbler #d193

The Choral #d255

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #551

The Church Hymn Book #d639

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The Church Praise Book #568

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1384

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