Our Example

And is the gospel peace and love?

Author: Anne Steele
Published in 195 hymnals

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1 And is the gospel peace and love?
Such let our conversation be;
The serpent blended with the dove
Wisdom and meek simplicity.

2 When'er the angry passions rise,
And tempt our thoughts and tongues to strife;
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright Pattern of the Christian life.

3 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labors of his life were love;
Then if we bear the Saviour's name,
By his example let us move.

4 O, how benevolent and kind!
How mild how ready to forgive!
Be this the temper of our mind,
And these the rules by which we live.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #629

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 >

Text Information

First Line: And is the gospel peace and love?
Title: Our Example
Author: Anne Steele
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

And is the gospel peace and love? Anne Steele. [Example of Christ.] First published in her Poems on Subjects chiefly Devotional, 1760-80, vol. i. pp. 122-123: and repeated in Sedgwick's reprint of her Hymns, &c, 1863, pp. 75-76. It is in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Example of Christ." In 1787 it was introduced into congregational use by Dr. Rippon, in his Baptist Selection of Hymns, No. 166. This was followed by the Baptist New Selection, 1828, No. 121, and others to modern collections. In Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, No. 555, stanzas i., ii., iii., and vi. are given unaltered. It is also in American use.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #XVI

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #207

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #245

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #245

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #245

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #245

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #245

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XLIV

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #258

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #275

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #275

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Various Occasions of Public Worship #d21

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #132

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #234

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d12

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A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d13

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A Selection of Hymns #d6

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #143

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #143

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #139

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #20

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #166

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A Selection of Hymns #CLXVI

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H80

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #234

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #234

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Baptist Hymn Book #a116

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Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d7

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Choice Hymns #158

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #264

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Christian Hymns #38

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d41

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Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d34

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #CLXIII

Family Hymns #d11

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a249

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #78

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #135

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #532

Hymnal #406

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d23

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #357

Hymns for Christian Worship #d4

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Hymns for Public Worship #326

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Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d4

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #214

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d39

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d9

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