Anne Steele

Short Name: Anne Steele
Full Name: Steele, Anne, 1717-1778
Birth Year: 1717
Death Year: 1778

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 contemporary minister-hymnist Benjamin Beddome. All the same, some of Steele's sufferings were very real. She lost her mother at age 3, a potential suitor at age 20, her step mom at 43, and her sister-in-law at 45. She spent many years caring for her father until his death in 1769. For most of her life, she exhibited symptoms of malaria, including persistent pain, fever, headaches, and stomach aches. Caleb Evans, in his preface to Steele's posthumous Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose (1780), noted that she had been bed ridden for "some years" before her death:

When the interesting hour came, she welcomed its arrival, and though her feeble body was excruciated with pain, her mind was perfectly serene. . . . She took the most affectionate leave of her weeping friends around her, and at length, the happy moment of her dismission arising, she closed her eyes, and with these animating words on her dying lips, "I know that my Redeemer liveth," gently fell asleep in Jesus.

Historically, her most popular hymn has been "When I survey life's varied scene" (and its shortened form, "Father, whate'er of earthly bliss"), a hymn that turns earthly loss or denial into a spirit of thankfulness, published in over 800 North American hymnals since 1792. Not all of her work deals with personal agony. Her hymns span a wide doctrinal and ecclesiastical range, some crafted and used for her father's congregation. Her metrical psalms are among the finest of the genre. Steele's hymns and psalms were published in two volumes in 1760, Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, under the pseudonym Theodosia, with an additional volume of material published after her death, in Miscellaneous Pieces in Verse and Prose, 1780. Sixty two of her hymns, including new material and some revisions by Steele, were published in a hymnal for Baptists in 1769, A Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, edited by Caleb Evans and John Ash. Forty seven were included in John Rippon's A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors in 1787; the only author with larger representation was Philip Doddridge, with 101. These collections represent the earliest attempts to anthologize Baptist hymns and were vital for bringing Steele's hymns into wider public worship, where they have been a mainstay for over two hundred years.

Chris Fenner adapted from The Towers (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, August 2015)
Recommended Bibliography:
Cynthia Y. Aalders, To Express the Ineffable: The Hymns and Spirituality of Anne Steele (Milton Keynes, U.K.: Paternoster, 2008).
Cynthia Y. Aalders, "In melting grief and ardent love: Anne Steele's contribution to eighteenth-century hymnody," The Hymn (summer 2009), 16-25.
J.R. Broome, A Bruised Reed: The Life and Times of Anne Steele (Harpenden, U.K.: Gospel Standard Trust Publications, 2007).
Joseph Carmichael, The Hymns of Anne Steele in John Rippon's Selection of Hymns: A Theological Analysis in the Context of the English Particular Baptist Revival (2012), dissertation,
Priscilla Wong, Anne Steele and Her Spiritual Vision (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012)


Steele, Anne, born in 1716, was the daughter of Mr. Wm. Steele, a timber merchant, and pastor, without salary, of the Baptist Church at Broughton, in Hampshire. At an early age she showed a taste for literature, and would often entertain her friends by her poetical compositions. But it was not until 1760 that she could be prevailed upon to publish. In that year two volumes appeared under the title of Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, by Theodosia. After her death, which occurred in November, 1778, a new edition was published with an additional volume and a Preface by the Rev. Dr. Caleb Evans, of Bristol (Bristol, 1780). In the three volumes are 144 hymns, 34 Psalms in verse, and about 30 short poems. They have been reprinted in one vol. by D. Sedgwick, 1863….

Among Baptist hymnwriters Miss Steele stands at the head, if we regard either the number of her hymns which have found a place in the hymnals of the last 120 years, or the frequency with which they have been sung. Although few of them can be placed in the first rank of lyrical compositions, they are almost uniformly simple in language, natural and pleasing in imagery, and full of genuine Christian feeling. Miss Steele may not inappropriately be compared with Miss F. R. Havergal, our "Theodosia" of the 19th century. In both there is the same evangelic fervour, in both the same intense personal devotion to the Lord Jesus. But whilst Miss Steele seems to think of Him more frequently as her "bleeding, dying Lord "—dwelling on His sufferings in their physical aspect—Miss Havergal oftener refers to His living help and sympathy, recognizes with gladness His present claims as "Master" and "King," and anticipates almost with ecstasy His second coming. Looking at the whole of Miss Steele's hymns, we find in them a wider range of thought than in Miss Havergal's compositions. She treats of a greater variety of subjects. On the other hand, Miss Havergal, living in this age of missions and general philanthropy, has much more to say concerning Christian work and personal service for Christ and for humanity. Miss Steele suffered from delicacy of health and from a great sorrow, which befell her in the death of her betrothed under peculiarly painful circumstances. In other respects her life was uneventful, and occupied chiefly in the discharge of such domestic and social duties as usually fall to the lot of the eldest daughter of a village pastor. She was buried in Broughton churchyard. [Rev W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]
A large number of Miss Steele's hymns are in common use, the larger proportion being in American hymnbooks. In addition to "Almighty Maker of my frame," “Far from these narrow scenes of night," "Father of mercies in Thy word," and others annotated under their respective first lines, there are also:—

i. From her Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional, 1760, vols. i., ii.
1. Come, let our souls adore the Lord. Pleading for Mercy. One of two hymns "On the Fast, Feb. 11, 1757," the first being "While justice waves her vengeful hand."
2. Come, tune ye saints, your noblest strains. Christ Dying and Rising.
3. Deep are the wounds which sin has made. Christ, the Physician.
4. Enslaved by sin, and bound in chains. Redemption.
5. Eternal power, almighty God. Divine Condescension.
6. Eternal Source of joys divine. Divine Assurance desired.
7. Great God, to Thee my evening song. Evening.
8. Great Source of boundless power and grace. Desiring to Trust in God.
9. Hear, gracious [God] Lord, my humble moan [prayer] . The presence of God desired.
10. Hear, O my God, with pity hear. Ps. cxliii.
11. How long shall earth's alluring toys ? On Longing after unseen pleasures.
12. How lovely, how divinely sweet. Ps. lxxziv.
13. How oft, alas, this wretched heart. Pardoning Love.
14. In vain my roving thoughts would find. Lasting Happiness.
15. Jesus, the spring of joys divine. Christ the Way.
16. Lord, how mysterious are Thy ways. Providence.
17. Lord, Thou hast been Thy Children's God. Ps. xc.
18. Lord, we adore Thy boundless grace. Divine Bounty.
19. Lord, when my [our] raptured thought surveys. Creation and Providence.
20. Lord, when my thoughts delighted rove. Passiontide.
21. My God, 'tis to Thy mercy seat. Divine Mercy.
22. My God, to Thee I call. Lent.
23. O for a sweet, inspiring ray. The Ascended Saviour.
24. O Thou Whose tender mercy hears. Lent.
25. Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy face. Strength and Safety in God alone.
26. Should famine o'er the mourning field. During Scarcity.
27. So fades the lovely, blooming flower. Death of a Child.
28. Stretched on the Cross the Saviour dies. Good Friday.
29. The Lord, my Shepherd and my Guide. Ps.xxiii.
30. The Lord, the God of glory reigns. Ps. xciii.
31. The Saviour calls; let every ear. The Invitation.
32. There is a glorious world on high. True Honour.
33. Thou lovely [only] Source of true delight. Desiring to know Jesus.
34. Thou only Sovereign of my heart. Life in Christ alone.
35. To Jesus, our exalted Lord. Holy Communion.
36. To our Redeemer's glorious Name. Praise to the Redeemer.
37. To your Creator, God. A Rural Hymn.
38. When I survey life's varied scene. Resignation.
39. When sins and fears prevailing rise. Christ the Life of the Soul.
40. Where is my God? does He retire. Rreathing after God.
41. While my Redeemer's near. The Good Shepherd.
42. Why sinks my weak desponding mind? Hope in God.
43. Ye earthly vanities, depart. Love for Christ desired.
44. Ye glittering toys of earih adieu. The Pearl of great Price.
45. Ye humble souls, approach your God. Divine Goodness.

ii. From the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769.
46. Come ye that love the Saviour's Name. Jesus, the King of Saints.
47. How helpless guilty nature lies. Need of Receiving Grace.
48. Praise ye the Lord let praise employ. Praise.

iii. Centos and Altered Texts,
49. How blest are those, how truly wise. True honour. From "There is a glorious world on high."
50. How far beyond our mortal view. Christ the Supreme Beauty. From "Should nature's charms to please the eye," 1760, st. iii.
51. In vain I trace creation o'er. True happiness. From "When fancy spreads her boldest wings," 1760, st. ii.
52. Jesus, and didst thou leave the sky? Praise to Jesus. From “Jesus, in Thy transporting name," 1760, st. iv.
53. Look up, my soul, with cheerful eye. Breathing after God. From No. 40, st. v.
54. Lord, in the temple of Thy grace. Christ His people's Joy. From "The wondering nations have beheld," 1760, st. iii.
55. My God, O could I make the claim. Part of No. 9 above.
56. My soul, to God, its source, aspires. God, the Soul's only Portion. From "In vain the world's alluring smile," st. iii.
57. O could our thoughts and wishes fly. Part of No. 11 above, st. iv.
58. O for the eye of faith divine. Death anticipated. From "When death appears before my sight," 1760, st. iii., vii., viii. altered, with opening stanzas from another source.
59. O Jesus, our exalted Head. Holy Communion. From "To Jesus, our exalted Lord." See No. 35.
60. O world of bliss, could mortal eyes. Heaven. From "Far from these narrow scenes of night."
61. See, Lord, Thy willing subjects bow. Praise to Christ. From "O dearer to my thankful heart," 1780, st. 5.
62. Stern winter throws his icy chains. Winter. From "Now faintly smile day's hasty hours," 1760, st. ii.
63. Sure, the blest Comforter is nigh. Whitsuntide. From "Dear Lord, and shall Thy Spirit rest," 1760, st. iii.
64. The God of my salvation lives. In Affliction. From, "Should famine, &c," No. 26, st. iv.
65. The Gospel, O what endless charms. The Gospel of Redeeming Love. From "Come, Heavenly Love, inspire my song."
66. The mind was formed lo mount sublime. The Fettered Mind. From "Ah! why should this immortal mind?" 1760, st. ii.
67. The once loved form now cold and dead. Death of a Child. From "Life is a span, a fleeting hour," 1760, st. iii.
68. Thy gracious presence, O my God. Consolation in Affliction. From "In vain, while dark affliction spreads," 1780, st. iv.
69. Thy kingdom, Lord, for ever stands. Ps. cxlv. From "My God, my King, to Thee I'll raise," 1760, st. xii.
70. Triumphant, Christ ascends on high. Ascension. From "Come, Heavenly Love, inspire my song," 1760, st. xxxii.
71. When blest with that transporting view. Christ the Redeemer. From "Almighty Father, gracious Lord," 1760, st. xi.
72. When death before my sight. Death Anticipated. From "When death appears before my sight," 1760.
73. When gloomy thoughts and boding fears. Com¬forts of Religion. From "O blest religion, heavenly fair," 1760, st. ii.
74. When weary souls with sin distrest. Invitation to Rest. From "Come, weary souls, with sin distressed," 1760.
75. Whene'er the angry passions rise. Example of Christ. From “And is the gospel peace and love?" 1760, st. ii.

All the foregoing hymns are in D. Sedgwick's reprint of Miss Steele's Hymns, 1863.

--Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Steele, Anne, p. 1089, i., Additional hymns in common use:
1. Amazing love that stoop'd so low. Thankfulness. From "O dearer to my thankful heart," 1780, iii.
2. Bright scenes of bliss, unclouded skies. Saved by Hope. Poems, 1760, i. p. 228.
3. Jesus demands this heart of mine. Pardon De¬sired. Poems, 1760, i. p. 120.
4. Jesus, Thou Source divine. Christ the Way. Poems, 1760, i. p. 53, altered.
5. Lord, how mysterious are Thy ways. Mysteries of Providence. Poems, 1760, i. p. 131.
6. Lord^in Thy great, Thy glorious Name. Ps. xxxi. Poems, 1760, ii. p. 158.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Anne Steele (pen name, Theodosia; 1717 – 11 November 1778) was an English Baptist hymn writer and essayist. For a full century after her death, she filled a larger place in United States and British hymnals than any other woman.

Texts by Anne Steele (378)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A mother may forgetful beMrs. Steele (Author)English33
Ah, wretched souls, who strive in vainAnne Steele (Author)English72
Ah! why should this immortal mindAnne Steele (Author)English4
Ah why should this mistaken mindMrs. Steele (Author)9
Ah! wretched, vile, ungrateful heartAnne Steele (Author)39
Alas! my heart where is thy absent GodAnne Steele (Author)English1
Alas what hourly dangers riseAnne Steele (Author)English179
All hail the power of Jesus' name, Let angels prostrate fallAnne Steel (Author)English1
Almighty author of my frameAnne Steele (Author)5
Almighty Father, gracious LordSteele (Author)English93
Almighty goodness, power divineAnne Steele (Author)8
Almighty Lord! before Thy throneAnne Steele (Author)English2
See, gracious God, before Thy throneAnne Steele (Author)English114
Almighty maker of my frameAnne Steele (Author)English77
Almighty refuge of my soulMrs. Steele (Author)5
Almighty Sovereign, gracious LordAnne Steele (Author)English1
Amazing love, that stooped so lowAnne Steele (Author)3
Amid the splendors of Thy stateSteele (Author)English3
And can my heart aspire so highAnne Steele (Author)English85
And did the Holy and the JustAnne Steele (Author)English93
And is the gospel peace and love?Anne Steele (Author)English154
Is there no kind, no lenient artAnne Steele (Author)14
And now my soul, another yearAnne Steele (Author)English1
And will the Lord thus condescendAnne Steele (Author)English63
Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight over all the earthSteele (Author)English1
Angels we have heard on highAnne Steele (Author)English2
Another day is past, The hours forever fledAnne Steele (Author)English1
Art thou not mine, my living LordAnne Steele (Author)2
As the poor hart, tir'd in the chaseAnne Steele (Author)English1
Awake, awake the sacred songAnne Steele (Author)English105
Awake, my drowsy soul, these airy visions chaseAnne Steele (Author)6
Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue, My God demands the grateful songAnne Steele (Author)English37
Awake, my soul, nor slumbering lieAnne Steele (Author)1
Before thy throne, O God of graceAnne Steele (Author)English1
Begone, ye gilded vanities I seek substantial goodAnne Steele (Author)6
Beneath my God's protecting armAnne Steele (Author)5
Beyond this gloomy nightAnne Steele (Author)English3
Blest be the Lord, my strength, my shieldAnne Steele (Author)English1
Bright scenes of blissAnne Steele (Author)4
Can aught beneath a power divineAnne Steele (Author)9
Can I bid thee, lovely strangerAnne Steele (Author)English1
Celestial content, inexhaustible treasureAnne Steele (Author)English1
Children loud hosannas singingMrs. Steele (Author)English3
Come, Holy Ghost, inspire our songsAnne Steele (Author)English37
Come, let our souls adore the LordSteele (Author)English27
Come, Lord, and warm each languid heartAnne Steele (Author)English113
Come, O ye saints, your voices raiseAnne Steele (Author)15
Come praise the Lord, ye tuneful bandsAnne Steele (Author)English1
Come, Thou desire of all Thy saintsAnne Steele (Author)English153
Come tune, ye saints, your noblest strainsSteele (Author)22
Come weary souls! with sin distressedAnne Steele (Author)English220
Come, ye that love the Savior's nameAnne Steele (Author)English202
Could all the powers of eloquence divineAnne Steele (Author)English1
Create, O God, my powers anewAnne Steele (Author)17
Dear center of my best soul's desiresSteele (Author)6
My God, 'tis to Thy mercy seatMiss Anne Steele (Author)English149
Dear Lord, and shall thy Spirit restAnne Steele (Author)English45
Dear Lord, what heav’nly wonders dwellAnne Steele (Author)2
Dear refuge of my weary soulAnne Steele (Author)English267
Dear Savior, when my thoughts recallAnne Steele (Author)English78
Dear Savior, thy victorious love Steele (Author)8
Death, 'tis a name with terror fraughtAnne Steele (Author)3
Deep are the wounds which sin has madeAnne Steele (Author)English119
Descend from heaven, almighty LordMrs. Steele (Author)3
Distant Lord, from thine abodeAnne Steele (Author)4
Divine instructor, gracious LordAnne Steele (Author)2
Earth's old foundations thou hast laidAnne Steele (Author)2
Engaging argument! here let me restAnne Steele (Author)English1
Enough to nature and to grief is paidAnne Steele (Author)English1
Enslaved by sin and bound in chainsAnne Steele (Author)English43
Eternal power, almighty GodSteele (Author)English34
Eternal source of every joyAnne Steele (Author)English1
Eternal Source of joys divineMrs. Steele (Author)English34
Eternity is just at handAnne Steele (Author)English90
Extensive promise! O what hopes divineAnne Steele (Author)English1
Faith leads to joys beyond the skyAnne Steele (Author)3
Far from these narrow scenes of nightAnne Steele (Author)English221
Father of men, Thy care we blessSteele (Author)English1
Father of mercies, in Thy wordAnne Steele (Author)English578
Father, whate'er of earthly blissAnne Steele (Author)English670
Forgive, blest shade, the tributary tearAnne Steele (Author)2
From the dark borders of despairMrs. Steele (Author)2
Give me a calm, a thankful heartAnne Steele (Author)English2
Glory to God, who reigns aboveSteele (Author)English1
God of my life, my morning songAnne Steele (Author)English56
Gott, der Du früh und spätAnne Steele (Author)German1
Great God, inspire each heart and tongueAnne Steele (Author)1
Great God preserved by thine armSteele (Author)English12
Great God, this sacred day of ThineAnne Steele (Author)English66
Great God, thy holy name we praiseT--- (Author)3
Great God, to Thee my evening song, With humble gratitude I raiseAnne Steele (Author)English210
Great God, while nature speaks thy praiseMrs. Steele (Author)4
Great is our guilt, our fears are greatAnne Steele (Author)English2
Great is the Lord, our souls adoreAnne Steele (Author)16
Great King of kings, eternal GodMrs. Steele (Author)8
Great Ruler of the earth and skiesMrs. Steele (Author)English67
Great Saviour, born of David's raceAnne Steele (Author)English1
Great Source of boundless power and graceAnne Steele (Author)11
Happy the man of heavenly birthAnne Steele (Author)English1
Happy the soul whose wishes climbMrs. Steele (Author)English13
Happy the men whom strength divineAnne Steele (Author)English10
He lives, the great Redeemer livesSteele (Author)English193
Hear, gracious God, my humble moanAnne Steele (Author)English54
Hear, O my God, with pity hearAnne Steele (Author)English5
How are Thy servants blest! O LordMrs Steele (Author)English1
How blest are they, how truly wiseAnne Steele (Author (st. 1))English1
How blest are those, how truly wiseAnne Steele (Author)12
How blest the minds which daily riseAnne Steele (Author)English1
How changed the face of nature showsAnne Steele (Author)3
How far beyond our mortal sightAnne Steele (Author)English12
How helpless guilty nature liesAnne Steele (Author)English165
How long, forgetful of thy heavenly birthAnne Steele (Author)English1
How long shall earth's alluring toysMrs. Steele (Author)English35
How long wilt thou, O God of graceAnne Steele (Author)English1
How oft, alas! this wretched heartAnne Steele (Author)English228
How lovely, how divinely sweetSteele (Author)English37
How pleasing is the scene, how sweetSteele (Author)English11
How precious is the book divineAnne Steele (Author (verse 4))English3
How sweet, how languid is th'immortal mind!Anne Steele (Author)English1
How vain a thought is bliss belowAnne Steele (Author)10
I love the Lord, his gracious earAnne Steele (Author)5
If my immortal Savior livesAnne Steele (Author)English5
Imperfect creatures of a dayMrs. Steele (Author)5
In Christ I've all my soul's desireAnne Steele (Author)English6
In vain I search creation o'erSteele (Author)33
In vain my roving thoughts would findMrs. Steele (Author)English21
In vain the erring world inquiresAnne Steele (Author)17
In vain the giddy world inquiresSteele (Author)English1
In vain the world's alluring smileAnne Steele (Author)English12
In vain we trace creation o'erMrs. Steele (Author)2
In vain, while dark affliction spreadsAnne Steele (Author)6
In vain would boasting reason findAnne Steele (Author)English29
Indulgent father, ever gracious GodAnne Steele (Author)English1
Indulgent still to my requestAnne Steele (Author)English1
Is this a theme of mirth? who can rejoiceAnne Steele (Author)English1
Jesus, and didst Thou leave the skyAnne Steele (Author)English55
Jesus demands this heart of mineA. Steele (Author)English50
Jesus, in Thy transporting nameAnne Steele (Author)English58
Jesus, my Lord, in thy dear name uniteAnne Steele (Author)English1
Jesus, no other name but ThineAnne Steele (Author)English5
Jesus once left his throne on highAnne Steele (Author)5
Jesus, the spring of joys divineAnne Steele (Author)English46
Jesus, thou Source divineAnne Steele (Author)English11
Jesus, to thy celestial lightAnne Steele (Author)12
Jesus, what shall I do to showAnne Steele (Author)English4
Jesus, who vanquished all our foesAnne Steele (Author)2
Laden with guilt, sinners, ariseAnne Steele (Author)1
Let every creature join To bless Jehovah's nameAnne Steele (Author)English23
Let fame the shining annals spreadAnne Steele (Author)English1
Life is a journey, heav'n my homeAnne Steele (Author)English1
Life is a span, a fleeting hourAnne Steele (Author)English114
Long and mournful is the nightAnne Steele (Author)4
Long has divine compassion stroveAnne Steele (Author)English2
Look up my soul with cheerful eye, See where the great Redeemer standsAnne Steele (Author)English7
Lord, hear thy servant's humble pray'rTheodosia [Anne Steele] (Author)English1
Lord, how my numerous foes increaseAnne Steele (Author)English1
Lord, how Mysterious are thy Ways!Anne Steele (Author)English51
Lord, how shall sinners dareAnne Steele (Author)English7
Lord, how shall wretched sinners dareAnne Steele (Author)English26
Lord, I commit my soul to theeAnne Steele (Author)5
Lord, in the temples of thy graceAnne Steele (Author)34
Lord, in Thy great, Thy glorious nameAnne Steele (Author)English32
Lord, let thy mercy, full and freeAnne Steele (Author)2
Lord, may our souls thy grace adoreAnne Steele (Author)2
Lord of my life, O may Thy praiseMrs. Steele (Author)English72
Lord of my life to thee my powers belongAnne Steele (Author)English1
Lord of the earth, and sea, and skiesAnne Steele (Author)10
Lord, thou hast been thy children's GodAnne Steele (Author)English18
Lord, thou hast made me know thy waysSteele (Author)2
Lord, we adore thy boundless graceMrs. Steele (Author)14
Lord, when my wretched soul surveysAnne Steele (Author)1
Lord, when my thoughts delighted roveAnne Steele (Author)English43
Lord, when our raptured thought surveysSteel (Author)English111
Lord, while my thoughts with wonder traceAnne Steele (Author)5
Lord, while thy judgments shake the landAnne Steele (Author)3
Lord, while around thy board we meetAnn Steele (Author)English2
Low at thy gracious feet I bendAnne Steele (Author)10
Make us, by thy transforming graceAnne Steele (Author)21
Now [May] I resolve with all my heartAnne Steele (Author)English118
مهما حرمنا من هبةAnne Steele (Author)Arabic1
My God, my Father, blissful nameMiss Anne Steele, 1717-1778 (Author)English195
My God, my Father, thou art wiseAnne Steele (Author)3
My God, my hope, if thou art mineAnne Steele (Author)7
My God, my King, to thee I'll raiseMrs. Steele (Author)English8
My God, O could I make the claimAnne Steele (Author)5
My God, the visits of thy faceAnne Steele (Author)19
My God, to thee I callAnne Steele (Author)1
My God, to thee my soul aspiresMrs. Steele (Author)5
My God, what blessings round me shoneMrs. Steele (Author)9
My God, whene'er my longing heartMrs. Steele (Author)14
My great preserver, to thy gracious handAnne Steele (Author)English1
My Maker and my King!Anne Steele (Author)English147
My soul no more shall strive in vainMrs. Steele (Author)3
My soul to God, its source, aspiresAnne Steele (Author)1
My soul, with cheerful eyeAnne Steele (Author)1
நைந்த என் ஆத்துமத்திற்கு (Nainta eṉ āttumattiṟku)Anne Steele (Author)Tamil2
Now faintly smile day's hasty hoursAnne Steele (Author)English4
Now let us raise our cheerful strainsAnne Steele (Author)English54
Now to the shining seats of blissAnne Steele (Author)1
Now to thy heavenly father's praiseAnne Steele (Author)10
Now with eternal glory crownedMrs. Steele (Author)5
O blessed comforter, draw nighAnne Steele (Author)1
O blest religion, heavenly fairAnne Steele (Author)4
O could we read our int'rest hereAnne Steele (Author)English1
O dearer to my thankful heartAnne Steele (Author)English2
O for a heart to praise my GodAnne Steele (Author)English1
O for a sweet, inspiring rayAnne Steele (Author)English85
O for the animating fireAnne Steele (Author)English1
O for the eye of faith divineAnne Steele (Author)3
O God, my Sun, thy blissful raysAnne Steele (Author)English24
O God, while nature speaks thy praiseAnne Steele (Author)4
O gracious God, in Whom I liveAnne Steele (Author)English26
O happiness, thou pleasing dreamMrs. Steele (Author)7
O kind adversity, thou friend to truthAnne Steele (Author)English1
O let thy sacred word impartAnne Steele (Author)4
O Lord, and shall thy Spirit restMrs. Steele (Author)4
O Lord, encouraged by Thy graceMiss Anne Steele, 1717-1778 (Author)English29
O Lord, how glorious is thy nameAnne Steele (Author)English1
O Lord, my best desires fulfillMrs. Steele (Author (vs. 4-6))English2
O Lord my God, oppressed with griefAnne Steele (Author)2
O Lord my life, my Savior, GodSteele (Author)3
O Lord, my strength, my righteousnessAnne Steele (Author)English1
O Thou whose tender mercy hearsAnne Steele (Author)English255
O Savior, hear a little childAnna S. (Author)English2
O sent by heav'n, to teach the Saviour's praiseAnne Steele (Author)English1
O that the Lord would hear my crySteele (Author)English2
O Thou, to whose all-searching sightSteele (Author)English2
O while I breathe to thee my LordSteele (Author)2
O world of bliss could mortal eyesAnne Steele (Author)4
O'erwhelmed with restless griefs and fearsAnne Steele (Author)6
Oft have I said, with inward sighsAnne Steele (Author)English1
O could our thoughts and wishes flyAnne Steele, ab. 1716-1788 (Author)English126
Oppressed with fear, oppressed with griefSteele (Author)English11
Peace, my complaining, doubting heartAnne Steele (Author)12
Permit me, Lord, to seek Thy faceSteele (Author)26
Praise ye the Lord, let praise employAnne Steele (Author)English44
Praise ye the Lord, O blissful themeAnne Steele (Author)English10
Preserved by Thine almighty armSteele (Author)English3
Providence profusely kindAnne Steele (Author)17
Recall, my heart, that dreadful hourAnne Steele (Author)English2
Religion can assuage the tempest of the soulAnne Steele (Author)4
Sad pris'ners in a house of clayAnne Steele (Author)English1
Say, while you press with growing loveAnne Steele (Author)3
See, Jesus stands with open armsAnne Steele (Author)9
See, Lord, thy willing subjects bowAnne Steele (Author)English13
Should famine o'er the mourning fieldAnne Steele (Author)31
Should nature's charms to please the eyeAnne Steele (Author)9
Sing to the Lord, let praise inspireMrs. Steele (Author)11
So fades the lovely, blooming flowerSteele (Author)English94
So lang mein Jesus lebtAnne Steele (Author)German1
Stern winter throws his icy chainsAnne Steele (Author)English82
Stretched on the cross the Savior diesAnne Steele (Author)English138
Sun of Righteousness, arise, Chase the slumbers from our eyes!Mrs. Steele (Author)English2
Sure I must love the Savior's nameAnne Steele (Author)English1
Sure [When] the blest Comforter is nighAnne Steele (Author)English77
That awful hour will soon appearAnne Steele (Author)30
The cares of mortal life, how vain!Anne Steele (Author)English1
The day of praise is doneAnne Steele (Author)English7
The gift indulgent heaven bestowsAnne Steele (Author)22
The God of my salvation livesAnne Steele (Author)English19
The Holy Spirit sure is nighAnne Steele (Author)6
The kind Redeemer left his throneAnne Steele (Author)4
The Lord forgets his wonted graceAnne Steele (Author)English1
The Lord, my Savior, is my LightAnne Steele (Author)English12
The Lord, my Shepherd and my GuideAnne Steele (Author)English4
The Lord of life, the Savior diesAnne Steele (Author)English14
The Lord, the God of glory reignsAnne Steele (Author)English29
The loving kindness of the Lord, delightful themeAnne Steele (Author)English1
The man of humble, upright heartAnne Steele (Author)6
The mind was formed to mount sublimeAnne Steele (Author)16
The once loved form, now cold and deadAnne Steele (Author)English33
The pains that wait our fleeting breathAnne Steele (Author)English1
The praises of my God and my KingMrs. Steele (Author)English10
The rising morn the closing dayMrs. Steele (Author)English19
The saints may rest within the tombAnne Steele (Author)English1
The Savior calls, let every earAnne Steele (Author)English232
The Savior [gospel], O what endless charmsAnne Steele (Author)English203
The traveller lost in nightAnne Steele (Author)18
The weary traveler lost in nightMrs. Steele (Author)6
The wondering nations have beheldAnne Steele (Author)English13
Thee, dearest Lord, my soul adoresAnne Steele (Author)3
Thee, Lord, my thankful soul would blessAnne Steele (Author)English1
Then shone almighty power and loveAnne Steele (Author)2
Then sing we the praise of cold waterAnne Steele (Author)3
There is a glorious world on highAnne Steele (Author)English46
There is a God, all nature speaksAnne Steele (Author)English111
There, low before His glorious throneAnne Steele (Author)English2
Those happy realms of joy and peaceAnne Steele (Author)14
Thou great Creator, Father, LordAnne Steele (Author)4
Thou, Lord, hast earth's foundation laidAnne Steele (Author)6
Thou lovely Source of true delightAnne Steele (Author)English106
Thou only center of my restAnne Steele (Author)English18
Thou only Sovereign of my heartAnne Steele (Author)English166
Thou Prince of glory, slain for me, Breathing forgiveness in thy prayerSteele (Author)2
Hence, vain, intruding world, departMrs. Steele (Author)10
Though nature's voice you must obeyAnne Steele (Author)16
Though terrors late alarm'd my breastAnne Steele (Author)English1
Thy gracious presence, O my GodAnne Steele (Author)English26
Thy kingdom, Lord, forever standsMrs. Steele (Author)English13
Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my songMrs. Steele (Author)English1
Thy wisdom, power and goodness, LordAnne Steele (Author)26
'Tis wisdom, mercy, love divineAnne Steele (Author)6
To dwell in poverty belowAnne Steele (Author)2
To God, I rais'd my earnest criesAnne Steele (Author)English1
To God, its source, my soul aspiresAnne Steele (Author)9
To God, the refuge of his saintsAnne Steele (Author)English1
To Jesus our exalted Lord, Dear name by heaven and earth adoredAnne Steele (Author)English72
To Jesus, our victorious LordAnne Steele (Author)5
To our Redeemer's glorious nameAnne Steele (Author)English265
To thee, almighty God, we bringAnne Steele (Author)English2
To thee, my God, my heart shall bringAnne Steele (Author)15
To view, unveiled, thy radiant faceAnne Steele (Author)2
To your Creator, God, Your great Preserver, raiseAnne Steele (Author)English35
Triumphant, Christ ascends on highAnne Steele (Author)English16
Upheld by God's almighty armAnne Steele (Author)7
Vain world, be gone, nor vex my heartAnne Steele (Author)English1
Vexatious world, thy flatt'ring snaresAnne Steele (Author)English1
விழித்தெழுவாய் என் ஆன்மமே (Viḻitteḻuvāy eṉ āṉmamē)Anne Steele (Author)Tamil2
Was it for sin, for mortal guiltAnne Steele (Author)English2
Weary of these low scenes of nightMrs. Steele (Author)10
What less than Thine almighty wordAnne Steele (Author)English2
What shall I render to the Lord, Or how his wondrous grace record?Anne Steele (Author)8
What soft delight the peaceful bosom warmsAnne Steele (Author)3
When angry nations rush to armsAnne Steele (Author)English7
When blest with that transporting viewAnne Steele (Author)2
When blooming youth is snatched awaySteele (Author)English215
When death appears before my sightAnne Steele (Author)English49
When death before my sightAnne Steele (Author)English4
When doubts and fears prevailing riseAnne Steele (Author)7
When fainting in the sultry wasteAnne Steele (Author)English25
When fancy spreads her boldest wingsAnne Steele (Author)24
When filled with grief, my anxious heartAnne Steele (Author)1
When gloomy thoughts and boding fearsAnne Steele (Author)16
When gloomy thoughts and fearsAnne Steele (Author)English32
When I resolv'd to watch my thoughtsAnne Steele (Author)English1
When I survey life's varied sceneAnne Steele (Author)English33
When, in his earthly courts, we viewAnne Steele (Author)5
When Israel through the desert passedMrs. Steele (Author)English5
When present sufferings pain our heartsAnne Steele (Author)10
When sin and sorrow, fear and painAnne Steele (Author)10
When sins and fears prevailing riseAnne Steele (Author)English126
When verdure clothes the fertile valeAnne Steele (Author)English102
When youth and [or] age are snatched awayAnne Steele (Author)English10
Whene'er the angry passions riseAnne Steele (Author)English24
Whene'er to call the Savior mineAnne Steele (Author)3
Where Babel's rivers winding strayAnne Steele (Author)English1
Where is my God? Does he retireAnne Steele (Author)English60
Where shall I fly but to thy feetAnne Steele (Author)2
While beauty clothes the fertile vale Anne Steele (Author)2
While God my Father's nearMrs. Steele (Author)8
While justice waves her vengeful handAnne Steele (Author)10
While my Redeemer's nearAnne Steele (Author)English131
While sweet reflection through my daysAnne Steele (Author)2
While thou, my Lord, art nearAnn Steele (Author)English1
While to the grave our friends are borneAnne Steele (Author)22
While verdant hill and blooming valeAnne Steele (Author)English12
Why breathes my anxious heart the frequent sigh?Anne Steele (Author)English1
Why do the heathen nations riseAnne Steele (Author)English1
Why is my heart with grief oppressedAnne Steele (Author)English11
Why is the heaven-descended mindAnne Steele (Author)English1
Why should my pining spirit beAnne Steele (Author)2
Why should my spirit cleave to earthAnne Steele (Author)English1
Why should the world's alluring toysAnne Steele (Author)12
Why sinks my weak desponding mindAnne Steele (Author)English54
With all the boasted pomp of warSteele (Author)English3
يا رب طفل قد أتاكAnne Steele (Author)Arabic1
Ye earthly vanities, departAnne Steele (Author)11
Ye gay deceivers of the mindAnne Steele (Author)English1
Ye glittering toys of earth, adieuAnne Steele (Author)English104
Ye humble souls, approach your GodAnne Steele (Author)English129
Ye humble souls complain no moreMrs. Steele (Author)English54
Ye mothers, who, with growing loveAnne Steele (Author)3
Ye mourning sinners, here discloseAnne Steele (Author)11
Ye rivers, as ye flowAnne Steele (Author)2
Ye trees, which form the shadeAnne Steele (Author)2
Ye warblers of the vernal shadeAnne Steele (Author)English1
Ye wretched, hungry, starving poorAnne Steele (Author)English249
Ye wretched sons of men draw near (Steele)Anne Steele (Author)2

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