Ye earthly vanities, depart

Ye earthly vanities, depart

Author: Anne Steele
Tune: XAVIER
Published in 16 hymnals

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I. Ye earthly vanities depart,
Forever hence remove;
Jesus alone deserves my heart,
And ev'ry thought of love.

II. His heart, where love and pity dwelt
In all their softest forms,
Sustain'd the heavy load of guilt,
For lost rebellious worms:

III. His heart, whence love abundant flow'd
To wash the stains of sin,
In precious streams of vital blood—
Here, all my hopes begin.

IV. Can I my bleeding Saviour view,
And yet ungrateful prove,
And pierce his wounded heart anew,
And grieve his injur'd love?

V. Forbid it Lord, O bind this heart,
This rebel heart of mine,
So firm, that it may ne'er depart,
In chains of love divine.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #172

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: Ye earthly vanities, depart
Author: Anne Steele

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H171Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #171Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #171Page Scan
Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #172Text
Prison Hymn Book #d410
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #179Page Scan
The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d489
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #495Page Scan
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #234Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #133Page Scan
The Harp #568Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #533Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #533Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #186aPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1269
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #91Page Scan



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