The Goodness of God

Ye humble souls, approach your God

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 191 hymnals

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1 Ye humble souls, approach your God
With songs of sacred praise;
For He is good, immensely good,
And kind are all His ways.

2 All nature owns His guardian care;
In Him we live and move;
But nobler benefits declare
The wonders of His love.

3 He gave His Son, His only Son
To ransom us from sin:
'Tis thus He makes His goodness known,--
Where shall our praise begin!

4 To this dear refuge, Lord we come;
On this our hope relies;
A safe defense, a peaceful home,
When storms of trouble rise.


Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #90

Author: Anne Steele

Anne Steele was the daughter of Particular Baptist preacher and timber merchant William Steele. She spent her entire life in Broughton, Hampshire, near the southern coast of England, and devoted much of her time to writing. Some accounts of her life portray her as a lonely, melancholy invalid, but a revival of research in the last decade indicates that she had been more active and social than what was previously thought. She was theologically conversant with Dissenting ministers and "found herself at the centre of a literary circle that included family members from various generations, as well as local literati." She chose a life of singleness to focus on her craft. Before Christmas in 1742, she declined a marriage proposal from contemporar… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye humble souls, approach your God
Title: The Goodness of God
Author: Anne Steele
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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