Ye mourning sinners, here disclose

Ye mourning sinners, here disclose

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 13 hymnals

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I. Ye mourning sinners, here disclose
Your deep complaints, your various woes;
Approach, 'tis Jesus, he can heal
The pains which mourning sinners feel.

II. To eyes long clos'd in mental night,
Strangers to all the joys of light,
His word imparts a blissful ray:
Sweet morning of celestial day!

III. Ye helpless lame, lift up your eyes,
The Lord, the Saviour bids you rise;
New life and strength his voice conveys,
And plaintive groans are chang'd for praise.

IV. Nor shall the leper, hopeless lie
Beneath the Great Physician's eye;
Sin's deepest pow'r his word controuls,
That fatal leprosy of souls.

V. That hand divine, which can asswage
The burning fever's restless rage;
That hand, omnipotent and kind,
Can cool the fever of the mind.

VI. When freezing palsy chills the veins,
And pale, cold death, already reigns,
He speaks; the vital pow'rs revive:
He speaks, and dying sinners live.

VII. Dear Lord, we wait thy healing hand;
Diseases fly at thy command:
O let thy sov'reign touch impart
Life, strength, and health to ev'ry heart!

VIII. Then shall the sick, the blind, the lame,
Adore their Great Physician's name;
Then dying souls shall bless their God,
And spread thy wond'rous praise abroad.

Source: Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, Vol. 1 #15

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 mourning sinners, here disclose
Author: Anne Steele
Copyright: Public Domain



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